Clay County Jailer – Manchester, KY

Clay County Jailer is in Clay County, Kentucky and is the jail for the region. Know someone incarcerated at Clay County Jailer? This guide tells you information about anything you might want to know about Clay County Jailersuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Clay County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Clay County Jailer
67 Shamrock Road
Manchester, KY 40962

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (606) 598-2133
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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 need to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at Clay County Jailer you have to click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Clay County Jailer Inmate Locator is a list of people currently in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their inmate information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another county jail you can check our Kentucky county jail guide: Kentucky County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They take one full face and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Clay County Jailer prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Clay County Jailer. When viewing online you need to input the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Clay County Jailer website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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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 intake process, a bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may 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 do bail out you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners at Clay County Jailer will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to jail every day after work, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Clay County Jailer or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t 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 take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may require that they use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, it depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate has to decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Clay County Jailer frequently change, so double-check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are much pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or eliminated altogether.

The Clay County Jailer phone number is: (606) 598-2133

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and 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 Clay County Jailer, use this address:

Clay County Jailer
67 Shamrock Road
Manchester, KY 40962

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clay County Jailer
67 Shamrock Road
Manchester, KY 40962


The mail policy is always changing, so be sure to review the the Clay County Jailer website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the court system in Clay County. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Clay County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Kentucky State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You can access your court case records via the Clay County website, or by going to the Clay County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents relating to your case are maintained at the Clay County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Clay County court magistrate is the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember that you can ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get 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 the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you will have to visit the Clay County jail website, and do a search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Clay County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Clay County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state 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 see sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t get the street address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Clay County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t learn if that person has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Clay County,the Clay County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Clay County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Clay County Jailer is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the daily routine. You should expect an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Clay County Jailer, 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 Clay County Jailer 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 at Clay County Jailer might 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Clay County Jailer

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clay County Jailer, 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 Clay County Jailer

    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 been a prisoner in Clay County Jailer? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Clay County Jailer? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to say wassup to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Clay County Jailer

    Links and Resources

    Main Clay County Jailer Link
    Clay County Jailer Inmate Search
    Clay County Jailer Mugshots
    Clay County Jailer Bail Amount Link

    Clay County Jailer Visitation Policy Link
    Clay County Jailer Jail Mail Policy Link
    Clay County Jailer Inmate Inquiry Link
    Clay County Jailer Warrant Inquiry
    Clay County Jailer Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Clay County Jailer
    Clay County Jailer Jobs


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