Christian County Jail – Hopkinsville, KY

Christian County Jail is in Christian County, KY and is the main correctional facility for this area. Know someone in Christian County Jail? This site tells you info about everything one might want to know about Christian County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Christian County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the advice and information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Christian County Jail
410 W. 7Th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (270) 887-4152
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to contact them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Christian County Jail you will have to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Christian County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find info on anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate the information fast if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is in another jail you can look here: Other Jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Christian County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Christian County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter their full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Christian County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Christian County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the 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

Bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount set so you can get out of jail. If you miss court, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a 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
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some questions, like your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged will take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Just bring approved items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. This information will be entered into the visitors log as an approved visitor. All visitors is required to provide identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Christian County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to 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 are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Christian County Jail phone number is: (270) 887-4152

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read by the jail staff, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Christian County Jail
410 W. 7Th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Christian County Jail
410 W. 7Th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240


The mail policy at Christian County Jail changes often, so you should visit 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, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in Christian County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed 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 had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records using the Christian County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Christian County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records relating to your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Christian County court magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to have your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the Christian County jail website, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Christian County jail website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can find these by contacting the Christian County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings online, but keep in mind that you won’t find the exact address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. 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 it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not find if they has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

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

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Christian County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Christian 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 Christian County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Christian 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 Christian 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 money to people in jail is always changing, so we suggest that you check the official Christian County Jail site before you send any money.

    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 Christian County Jail

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

    • 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 a prisoner in Christian County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Conditions in Christian County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Christian County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Christian County Jail Website
    Christian County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Christian County Jail Mugshots
    Christian County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Christian County Jail Visitation
    Christian County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Christian County Jail Inmate Search
    Christian County Warrant Lookup
    Christian County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Christian County Jail
    Christian County Jail Employment


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