Louisville Metro Corrections is in Louisville (City), KY and is the main jail for this county. Do you know somebody locked up in Louisville Metro Corrections? This page will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Louisville Metro Corrections,such as: How to locate an inmate. How to view Louisville Metro Corrections mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Louisville (City) court information. And much much more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.
Louisville Metro Corrections
400 S. 6Th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to find them?
Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to look up who is in jail at Louisville Metro Corrections you have to go to their link and perform an inmate search.
The Louisville Metro Corrections Inmate Roster is a list of people who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find information about anyone booked or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one might be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our guide to other Kentucky jails: Kentucky County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one face photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re stored.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can go in person to the Louisville Metro Corrections. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the person’s name, and a booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Louisville Metro Corrections website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave town.
Typically, inmates in the Louisville Metro Corrections will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can get out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Louisville Metro Corrections. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- They will allow you to use the phone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.
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When you post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take between 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.
Inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Louisville Metro Corrections change often, so make sure that you review the official Louisville Metro Corrections jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.
The Louisville Metro Corrections phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Louisville Metro Corrections is:
Louisville Metro Corrections
400 S. 6Th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Louisville Metro Corrections
400 S. 6Th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
The Louisville Metro Corrections inmate mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.
For more information about this, read: How to Find an Attorney
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
All court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a court case file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access court records with the Louisville (City) website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Louisville (City) magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember that you should request to have your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.
Want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?
To find this out you need to query the jail’s website, and search by:
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Louisville (City) court website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Louisville (City) Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information online, but bear in mind that you can’t get the street address, but only the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to the Louisville (City) Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
During a criminal records search, usually won’t discover if they has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Traffic accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Inmate programs and activities
To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.
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The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Louisville (City),the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Louisville (City) Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Louisville (City) jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Louisville Metro Corrections, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Louisville Metro Corrections uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The rules for sending funds to jail inmates can change, so check the site when you send money to an inmate.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
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Types of Jobs at Louisville Metro Corrections
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Louisville Metro Corrections, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
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Tell Your Story
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
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