Carroll County Detention Center – Carrollton, KY

Carroll County Detention Center is in Carroll County and is the primary jail for that area. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Carroll County Detention Center? This site tells you information about anything you might need to know about Carroll County Detention Center,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Carroll County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any tips or comments that could help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Carroll County Detention Center
800 Clay St.
Carrollton, KY 41008

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 502-732-9499
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to find out who is in jail at Carroll County Detention Center you will need to navigate to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Carroll County Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get information about anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information faster if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here: Other County Jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the Carroll County Detention Center. When viewing online you will have to enter their legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Carroll County Detention Center site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

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

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to be released. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Carroll County Detention Center. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its very simple to do. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept 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 your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the telephone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge must decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant 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, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you double-check the 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 with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

The Carroll County Detention Center phone number is: 502-732-9499

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Carroll County Detention Center, use this address:

Carroll County Detention Center
800 Clay St.
Carrollton, KY 41008

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Carroll County Detention Center
800 Clay St.
Carrollton, KY 41008


The Carroll County Detention Center mail policy changes, so you should review the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the legal system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Carroll County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Carroll County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a court case file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to request to have a copy of the report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out just query the Carroll County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Carroll County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by going to the Carroll County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the actual address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records online, or at the Carroll County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you will not see if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Carroll County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Carroll County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Carroll County jail is no fun, in time you will get used to the daily routine. Expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work 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 Carroll 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 Carroll 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 process for sending money to inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to double check the site when you send funds to an inmate.

    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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Carroll County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Carroll 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 Carroll 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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Carroll County Detention Center? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Post a message to someone at Carroll County Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Carroll County Detention Center Website
    Carroll County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Carroll County Detention Center Mugshots
    Carroll County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Carroll County Detention Center Visitation
    Carroll County Detention Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Carroll County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Carroll County Warrants
    Carroll County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Carroll County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Carroll County Detention Center


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