Bracken County Jail – Brooksville, KY

Bracken County Jail is located in Bracken County, Kentucky and is the primary jail for that county. Know someone locked up in Bracken County Jail? This guide tells you about anything related to Bracken County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Bracken County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Bracken County Jail
P.O. Box 186 116 Miami Street
Brooksville, KY 41004

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (606) 735-3233
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to locate them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Bracken County Jail you will have to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Bracken County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information for anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be in a different jail you will want to check our Kentucky county jail guide: Other Jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Bracken County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Bracken County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the inmate’s legal name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Bracken County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

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

In most cases, a prisoner at Bracken County Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to jail every day after work, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for court, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Bracken County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • 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 takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will be entered into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Bracken County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: (606) 735-3233

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and examined by staff, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Bracken County Jail:

Bracken County Jail
P.O. Box 186 116 Miami Street
Brooksville, KY 41004

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bracken County Jail
P.O. Box 186 116 Miami Street
Brooksville, KY 41004


The mail policy changes, so double check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Bracken County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you can request to have a copy of the report before you are sentenced, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to query the Bracken County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Bracken County court website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders online, but keep in mind 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. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bracken County,the Bracken County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Bracken County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Bracken County jail is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm at 6:00am, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Bracken 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 Bracken 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 rules for sending money to Bracken County Jail inmates is always changing, so double check the the Bracken County Jail website before 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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Bracken County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bracken 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 Bracken 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Bracken County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Conditions in Bracken County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Bracken County Jail Link
    Bracken County Jail Inmate Search
    Bracken County Jail Mugshots
    Bracken County Jail Bail Link

    Bracken County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Bracken County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Bracken County Jail
    Bracken County Warrant Lookup
    Bracken County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Bracken County Jail
    Bracken County Jail Jobs


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