Butler County Jail – Morgantown, KY

Butler County Jail is located in Butler County, KY and is the main jail for this county. Do you know somebody at Butler County Jail? This site tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Butler County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Butler County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Butler County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to offer information and tips you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Butler County Jail
112 N Warren Street
Morgantown, KY 42261

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 270-526-3505
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To look up who’s in jail at Butler County Jail you will have to click on their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Butler County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get information on anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information fast if you have their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is at another jail you can check our guide to other Kentucky jails: Kentucky Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Butler County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the person’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Butler County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, 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 allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for court, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Butler County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is very simple to do. First of all, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will request to use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer a number of questions, like your full name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell your story. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us things that will help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate has to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail 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

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring approved items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Butler County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you go.

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 . These phone calls are typically pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 270-526-3505

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Butler County Jail
112 N Warren Street
Morgantown, KY 42261

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Butler County Jail
112 N Warren Street
Morgantown, KY 42261


The mail policy changes, so it would be best to check the the Butler County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more information about this, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are completely 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

All court records are public records. They have a court case file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind that you should request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you will have to access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. 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. You should be clear 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, and their arrest date, contact the Butler County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the internet, but you should know that you can’t see the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Butler County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Butler County,the Butler County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Butler County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Butler County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work 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 Butler 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 Butler 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 process for sending funds to jail inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to check the the Butler County Jail website when 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 Butler County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Butler 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 Butler 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 spent any time at Butler County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Butler County Jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to find somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Butler County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Butler County Jail Website
    Butler County Jail Inmate Search
    Butler County Jail Mugshots
    Butler County Jail Bail Link

    Butler County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Butler County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Butler County Jail
    Butler County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Butler County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Butler County Jail
    Butler County Jail Employment


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