Calloway County Jail – Murray, KY

Calloway County Jail is located in Calloway County and is the jail for this county. Are you looking for someone in Calloway County Jail? This site will tell you all about anything you might want to know about Calloway County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information and advice that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Calloway County Jail
310 North 4Th Street
Murray, KY 42071

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 270-753-6150
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Calloway County Jail you will need to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Calloway County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested, including status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also find information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is at another jail you can look here, too: List of all county jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Calloway County Jail website, or you can see them at the Calloway County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the first and last name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Calloway County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

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

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to jail every day after work, or you might 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 the court system to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay 10% of the amount set in order to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Calloway County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its easy. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your personal assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Calloway County Jail

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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
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, like your full name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any things that will help other people that get arrested make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process will take from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you have a cash bond or if a judge has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you go, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you double-check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Calloway County Jail phone number is: 270-753-6150

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Calloway County Jail is:

Calloway County Jail
310 North 4Th Street
Murray, KY 42071

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Calloway County Jail
310 North 4Th Street
Murray, KY 42071


The Calloway County Jail mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you visit the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in Calloway County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who 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 used the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket and all documents that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or at the Calloway County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Calloway County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents relating to your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Calloway County court magistrate is the judge who presides on your case. Magistrates do different functions, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember that you should ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

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 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 go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Calloway County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but you should know that you can’t see the street address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find if someone has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Calloway County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Calloway County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Calloway County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Calloway 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 Calloway County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to someone in jail can change, so we suggest that you check the the Calloway 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 Calloway County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 Calloway County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Calloway County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Calloway County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Calloway County Jail Link
    Calloway County Jail Inmate Search
    Calloway County Jail Mugshots
    Calloway County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Calloway County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Calloway County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Calloway County Jail Inmate Search
    Calloway County Warrants
    Calloway County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Calloway County Jail
    Calloway County Jail Jobs


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