Bullitt County Detention Center – Shepherdsville, KY

Bullitt County Detention Center is in Bullitt County and is the correctional facility for the area. Do you know somebody locked up at Bullitt County Detention Center? This guide tells you about everything you might want to know about Bullitt County Detention Centersuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Bullitt County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Bullitt County Detention Center intake procedures. Bullitt County court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that could help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Bullitt County Detention Center
1671 S Preston Hwy.
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 502-543-7263
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Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

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

Inmate Lookup

The Bullitt County Detention Center Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find info about anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for may be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here, too: Other Jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can see them at the Bullitt County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Bullitt County Detention Center site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you are not allowed to leave the area.

Typically, an inmate at Bullitt County Detention Center will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Bullitt County Detention Center. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll 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 bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s very simple to do. First of all, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get out of jail. It also will depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor is required to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Bullitt County Detention Center visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you visit the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: 502-543-7263

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Bullitt County Detention Center is:

Bullitt County Detention Center
1671 S Preston Hwy.
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bullitt County Detention Center
1671 S Preston Hwy.
Shepherdsville, KY 40165


The mail policy at Bullitt County Detention Center is always changing, so we suggest that you check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. 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 attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, read: How to Find an Attorney in Bullitt County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the Kentucky State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket and all documents 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 Bullitt County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are kept at Bullitt County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Bullitt County court magistrate is the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you need to access the Bullitt County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Bullitt County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. 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 a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not get the actual address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Bullitt County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to see if someone has had:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bullitt County,the Bullitt County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Bullitt County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Bullitt 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 Bullitt 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 procedure to send funds to someone in jail changes, so we suggest that you visit the site when you send any funds.

    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 Bullitt County Detention Center

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

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at Bullitt County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Bullitt County Detention Center?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Bullitt County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Bullitt County Detention Center Link
    Bullitt County Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Bullitt County Detention Center Mugshots
    Bullitt County Detention Center Bail Link

    Bullitt County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Bullitt County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Bullitt County Detention Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Bullitt County Warrants
    Bullitt County Detention Center Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Bullitt County Detention Center
    Bullitt County Detention Center Employment


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