Adair County Regional Jail – Columbia, KY

Adair County Regional Jail is located in Adair County, KY and is the main jail for this region. Know someone in jail at Adair County Regional Jail? This guide will tell you info about anything one might want to know about Adair County Regional Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Adair County Regional Jail
424 Public Square
Columbia, KY 42728

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 270-384-5701
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To look up who is in jail at Adair County Regional Jail you have to go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Adair County Regional Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info for anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information fast if you have their name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Kentucky jails: List of all jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the Adair County Regional Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Adair County Regional Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Adair County Regional Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is really easy. To start with, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some questions, such as your legal name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take between 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be freed. It also might depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the judge has to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put into a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you check the official Adair County Regional Jail jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 270-384-5701

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and examined and read by the staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Adair County Regional Jail is:

Adair County Regional Jail
424 Public Square
Columbia, KY 42728

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Adair County Regional Jail
424 Public Square
Columbia, KY 42728


The mail policy at Adair County Regional Jail changes frequently, so you should check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more information about how to find an attorney, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the Kentucky State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a case file containing a docket and all documents in your case. You can access your court records using the Adair County website, or at the Adair County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and 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.

Magistrate

The Adair County magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can request to receive a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Adair County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Adair County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but remember that you won’t get the street address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to find out if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Adair County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Adair County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Adair County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Adair County Regional Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Adair County Regional Jail 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 process for sending funds to inmates at Adair County Regional Jail could change, so visit the official Adair County Regional Jail site when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    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.

    Inmate Medications

    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.

    Meals

    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.

    Gangs

    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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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Adair County Regional Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Adair County Regional Jail, 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.

    Apply for a Job at Adair County Regional Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    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.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • 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.

    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.

    Victim Notification

    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.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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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.

    Domestic Violence

    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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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Adair County Regional Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions in Adair County Regional Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Adair County Regional Jail

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    Links and Resources

    Main Adair County Regional Jail Website
    Adair County Regional Jail Inmate Search
    Adair County Regional Jail Mugshots
    Adair County Regional Jail Bail Link

    Adair County Regional Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Adair County Regional Jail Mail Policy
    Adair County Regional Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Adair County Warrant Inquiry
    Adair County Regional Jail Arrest Lookup
    Adair County Regional Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Adair County Regional Jail


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