Allen County Detention Center – Scottsville, KY

Allen County Detention Center is in Allen County and is the correctional facility for this region. Looking for somebody at Allen County Detention Center? This guide gives you info about anything a person needs to know about Allen County Detention Center: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Allen County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer info that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Allen County Detention Center
196 Wood Street
Scottsville, KY 42164

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 270-237-3226
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Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To look up who is in jail at Allen County Detention Center you need to visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Allen County Detention Center Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find the same information for anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you should look here: Other County Jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Allen County Detention Center prisoners can be searched on the Allen County Detention Center website, or you can go in person to the Allen County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to input their legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Allen County Detention Center site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After booking, bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must promise to be in court on your court date, and you are required not to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to put up 10% of the amount set so you can be released. If you don’t go to court, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Allen County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use assets as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Allen County Detention Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge must decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring required items with you, like a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will be entered in the log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or cut altogether.

The Allen County Detention Center phone number is: 270-237-3226

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Allen County Detention Center, use this address:

Allen County Detention Center
196 Wood Street
Scottsville, KY 42164

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Allen County Detention Center
196 Wood Street
Scottsville, KY 42164


The mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to double check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the criminal justice system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Allen County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Kentucky.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Allen County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a case file containing a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed during your court case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the Allen County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Allen County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents relating to your case are maintained at the Allen County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Allen County magistrate is the person who presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to see your own copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, 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 might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Allen County court website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Allen County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but keep in mind that you can’t get the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not find out if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Allen County,the Allen County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Allen County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Allen County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Allen County Detention Center, 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 Allen County Detention Center 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 people in jail is always changing, so double check the official website before you send any funds.

    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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    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Allen County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Allen County Detention Center, 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 Allen County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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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:

    • 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.

    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 locked up in Allen County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Allen County Detention Center Website
    Allen County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Allen County Detention Center Mugshots
    Allen County Detention Center Bail Link

    Allen County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Allen County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Allen County Detention Center
    Allen County Warrant Lookup
    Allen County Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Allen County Detention Center
    Allen County Detention Center Employment


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