Boone County Jail – Burlington, KY

Boone County Jail is in Boone County, KY and is the jail for that county. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Boone County Jail? This page tells you info about everything a person needs to know about Boone County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Boone County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Boone County Jail
3000 Conrad Lane
Burlington, KY 41005

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (859) 334-2175
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to find them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Boone County Jail you need to click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Boone County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information for anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another jail you can look here, too: Kentucky County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Boone County Jail inmates are online, or you can go in person to the Boone County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Boone County Jail website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need 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. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Typically, an inmate can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Boone County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Boone County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s really easy. To start with, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes from 10 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge still needs to figure out the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so visit the official site before you visit an inmate.

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 generally 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 every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (859) 334-2175

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Boone County Jail
3000 Conrad Lane
Burlington, KY 41005

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Boone County Jail
3000 Conrad Lane
Burlington, KY 41005


The Boone County Jail mail policy is always changing, so you should visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in Boone County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They include a court case file with a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You are able to access court records using the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Boone County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your court case are kept and available to you at Boone County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Boone County magistrate is the person that presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

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

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Boone County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Boone County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Boone County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not find the street address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the Boone County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t see if they has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Boone County,the Boone County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Boone County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Boone County jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to 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 Boone County 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 Boone County 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail is always changing, so be sure to visit the the Boone County Jail website when you send money to an inmate.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Boone County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Boone County 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 Boone County Jail

    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:

    • 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 an inmate in Boone County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Boone County Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Boone County Jail Website
    Boone County Jail Inmate Search
    View Boone County Jail Mugshots
    Boone County Jail Bail Link

    Boone County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Boone County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Boone County Jail
    Boone County Warrant Lookup
    Boone County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Boone County Jail
    Boone County Jail Employment


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  1. Jose L M says:

    I was recently sent to Boone Co. Jail In Burlington,ky For Immigration Purposes. The Correction Officers Are Complete asses, And Rude. Also The Wont Give You Toilet Tissue When Needed ( The Exact Word’s Of (Officer. Day) Where ( LET ME GET RIGHT ON THAT) Well Needle’s To Say I had To Use The Bed Sheet’s To Wipe My Bottom. Along With Personal Hygiene Product’s After Telling The Correction Officer’s That You Do Not Have any When Arriving To There Facility. They Also Did Not Give Me any Tooth Paste For Over A Week, I Had To Wait Till I Received Money On My Book’s From Family And Friend’s To Order All Of My Hygiene Product’s. The Toilet’s Only Flush Three Time’s A Hour And Not To Mention You Are In A Dorm With Ten Men So Just Imagine The Smell That You Have To Endure, Or You Have To Just Use The Toilet After Everyone Else With There Urine And “POOP”. My Last Complaint Is That 99% Of The Correction Officer’s Are Completely Rude And Disrespectful And Racist To All The Inmate’s On A Daily Basis Just Because They Do Not Understand Or Read Or Write The English Language. This to me Seam’s Very Inappropriate. Sorry That We Where Not Born Here And Sorry That Some Of Us Where Brought Here By Our Parents When We Where Babies or Young Children.

  2. King says:

    Boone County is the softest jail in KY. Shout out to my cell mates in 1014.

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