Boyle County Detention Center – Danville, KY

Boyle County Detention Center is in Boyle County, Kentucky and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Looking for someone in jail at Boyle County Detention Center? This guide tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Boyle County Detention Center,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Boyle County Detention Center
321 Main Street
Danville, KY 40422

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 859-238-1100
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to look up who is in jail at Boyle County Detention Center you have to go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Boyle County Detention Center Inmate Roster has information on people currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can find the same information on anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be at another jail you should check our Kentucky county jail guide: Kentucky County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Boyle County Detention Center inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Boyle County Detention Center. When viewing online you will need to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Boyle County Detention Center site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until then you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate in the Boyle County Detention Center will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total set in order to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it is easy if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released 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 jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge has to decide on the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go in a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor must provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the official Boyle County Detention Center jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, 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, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Boyle County Detention Center phone number is: 859-238-1100

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Boyle County Detention Center:

Boyle County Detention Center
321 Main Street
Danville, KY 40422

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Boyle County Detention Center
321 Main Street
Danville, KY 40422


The Boyle County Detention Center inmate mail policy is always changing, so check the the Boyle County Detention Center website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the legal system in Boyle County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Boyle County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are maintained at Boyle County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you will have to visit the Boyle County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail 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 have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Boyle County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Boyle County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t get the precise address, just the block 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 contains a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

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

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you call the Boyle County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Boyle County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Boyle County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Boyle County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to 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 Boyle 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 Boyle 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 changes, so be sure to review the the Boyle County Detention Center website when you send any money.

    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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Boyle County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Boyle 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 Boyle 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 spent any time in Boyle County Detention Center? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited someone at Boyle County Detention Center?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail 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. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Boyle County Detention Center? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Send a message to Boyle County Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Boyle County Detention Center Website
    Boyle County Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    Boyle County Detention Center Mugshots
    Boyle County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Boyle County Detention Center Visitation Procedures
    Boyle County Detention Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Boyle County Detention Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Boyle County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Boyle County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Boyle County Detention Center
    Boyle County Detention Center Employment


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