Breckinridge County Jail – Hardinsburg, KY

Breckinridge County Jail is located in Breckinridge County, KY and is the jail for the county. Looking for someone locked up in Breckinridge County Jail? This site gives you information about everything one might want to know about Breckinridge County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Breckinridge County Jail. How to view Breckinridge County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that could help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Breckinridge County Jail
Po Box 127
Hardinsburg, KY 40143

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (270) 756-2361
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Breckinridge County Jail you should navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Breckinridge County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get information about anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you can check the other Kentucky county jails in our Kentucky County Jail Guide: Kentucky County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is a photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Breckinridge County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Breckinridge County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Breckinridge County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter the person’s legal name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Breckinridge County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be decided 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 you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that day you are required not to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if 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 allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to return to jail every day after work, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount all depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s very simple to do. To start with, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Breckinridge County

Have you ever used the services of bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us secrets that might help other people that get arrested to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge has to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a log of visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Breckinridge County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so you should double-check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: (270) 756-2361

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Breckinridge County Jail
Po Box 127
Hardinsburg, KY 40143

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Breckinridge County Jail
Po Box 127
Hardinsburg, KY 40143


The mail policy changes, so we suggest that you review the official Breckinridge County Jail site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on this, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys who are admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are completely licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Breckinridge County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a case file containing a docket and every documents filed during your court case. You can access your court case records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Breckinridge County magistrate is the person that rules on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, like determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the report before sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Breckinridge County jail website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but remember that you can’t see the actual address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the Breckinridge County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you will not find if they has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Breckinridge County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Breckinridge County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Breckinridge County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Breckinridge County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then 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 Breckinridge 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 Breckinridge 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 funds to inmates at Breckinridge County Jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the the Breckinridge County Jail website 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 Breckinridge County Jail

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

    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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in Breckinridge County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Conditions in Breckinridge County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Breckinridge County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? 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? Want to reconnect with a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Breckinridge County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Breckinridge County Jail Visitation
    Breckinridge County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Breckinridge County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Breckinridge County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Breckinridge County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Breckinridge County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Breckinridge County Jail Jobs


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