Breathitt County Jailer – Jackson, KY

Breathitt County Jailer is located in Breathitt County, KY and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Are you looking for somebody in Breathitt County Jailer? This page tells you info about everything a person needs to know about Breathitt County Jailersuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Breathitt County court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that could be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Breathitt County Jailer

Jackson, KY

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (606) 666-3800
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To look up who is in jail at Breathitt County Jailer you have to go to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Breathitt County Jailer Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can find information for anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is in another county jail you can look here: Kentucky County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the Breathitt County Jailer website, or you can view them at the Breathitt County Jailer. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the inmate’s name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Breathitt County Jailer website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, 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

Of course, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you must not leave town.

Usually, inmates are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to go back to the jail every day after work, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail. If know the person’s info, including 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 Breathitt County Jailer website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy. First of all, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate 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 to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Breathitt County Jailer

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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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
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer some questions, like what is your full name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? What was you treatment like? Do you know any secrets that will help other people make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge needs to determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor must provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Breathitt County Jailer visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to double-check the jail site before go to the jail to 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 much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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 privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

The Breathitt County Jailer phone number is: (606) 666-3800

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Breathitt County Jailer:

Breathitt County Jailer

Jackson, KY

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Breathitt County Jailer

Jackson, KY


The Breathitt County Jailer inmate mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Breathitt County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Breathitt County court magistrate is the judge that rules over your case. They do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and 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 could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you will have to visit the Breathitt County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Breathitt County court website or you are able to call the court. 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 you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Breathitt County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but you should know that you will not see the exact address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records online, or at the Breathitt County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Breathitt County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may 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 these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

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

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the Breathitt County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Breathitt County,the Breathitt County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Breathitt County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Breathitt County Jailer is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Breathitt County Jailer, 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 Breathitt County Jailer 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 funds to inmates at Breathitt County Jailer is always changing, so review the official Breathitt County Jailer site before you send money to an inmate 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 Breathitt County Jailer

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Breathitt County Jailer, 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 Breathitt County Jailer

    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:

    • 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 been an inmate in Breathitt County Jailer? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Breathitt County Jailer? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Breathitt County Jailer

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Breathitt County Jailer Link
    Breathitt County Jailer Inmate Search Link
    View Breathitt County Jailer Mugshots
    Breathitt County Jailer Bail Amount Link

    Breathitt County Jailer Visitation
    Breathitt County Jailer Mail Policy
    Breathitt County Jailer Inmate Inquiry Link
    Breathitt County Warrant Lookup
    Breathitt County Jailer Arrest Lookup
    Breathitt County Jailer Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Breathitt County Jailer


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