Boyd County Detention Center – Catlettsburg, KY

Boyd County Detention Center is in Boyd County, Kentucky and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Know someone in jail at Boyd County Detention Center? This site will tell you all about everything related to Boyd County Detention Center,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Boyd County Detention Center. How to view Boyd County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Boyd County 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. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that could help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Boyd County Detention Center
2714 Louisa Street
Catlettsburg, KY 41129

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (606) 739-4224
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Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Boyd County Detention Center you have to go to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Boyd County Detention Center Inmate Locator is a list of people who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find the same information on anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Boyd County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the inmate’s name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Boyd County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you are not permitted to go out of town.

Typically, inmates can earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money 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 jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Boyd County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get 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. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman might request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Boyd County Detention Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us tips that could help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, it might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge has to decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, phone calls could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (606) 739-4224

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Boyd County Detention Center:

Boyd County Detention Center
2714 Louisa Street
Catlettsburg, KY 41129

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Boyd County Detention Center
2714 Louisa Street
Catlettsburg, KY 41129


The inmate mail policy at Boyd County Detention Center changes often, so you should review the the Boyd County Detention Center website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records contain a file with a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or by going to the Boyd County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Boyd County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your case are kept and available to you at the Boyd County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Boyd County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. They do a number of things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get 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 and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out just access the Boyd County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their 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 have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Boyd County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Boyd County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Boyd County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but remember that you won’t find the street address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Boyd County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Boyd County,the Boyd County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Boyd County Sheriff’s Department 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 Boyd County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Boyd 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 Boyd 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 process for sending funds to inmates is likely to change, so you should visit the official website when send money 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Boyd County Detention Center

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

    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:

    • 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 Boyd County Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Boyd County Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Boyd County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to someone at Boyd County Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Boyd County Detention Center Website
    Boyd County Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Boyd County Detention Center Mugshots
    Boyd County Detention Center Bail Link

    Boyd County Detention Center Visitation
    Boyd County Detention Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Boyd County Detention Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Boyd County Warrants
    Boyd County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Boyd County Detention Center
    Jobs at Boyd County Detention Center


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