Daviess County Detention Center – Owensboro, KY

Daviess County Detention Center is located in Daviess County and is the jail for this region. Looking for somebody locked up at Daviess County Detention Center? This guide tells you info about everything a person needs to know about Daviess County Detention Center: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Daviess County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Daviess County Detention Center
3337 Highway 60 East
Owensboro, KY 42303

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 270-685-8449
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to contact them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you need to find them?

To find out who is in jail at Daviess County Detention Center you should go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Daviess County Detention Center Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information fast if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is at another county jail you will want to look here: Kentucky County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is a photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Daviess County Detention Center inmates can be searched on the Daviess County Detention Center website, or you can see them in person at the Daviess County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input their first and last name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Daviess County Detention Center site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to get out of jail. If you miss court, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Daviess County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is easy. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take 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 bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman may require that they use your personal assets as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Daviess County Detention Center

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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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
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us secrets that could help other people make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items with you, like your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. This information will be entered in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. All visitors has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 270-685-8449

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Daviess County Detention Center
3337 Highway 60 East
Owensboro, KY 42303

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Daviess County Detention Center
3337 Highway 60 East
Owensboro, KY 42303


The inmate mail policy at Daviess County Detention Center is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official Daviess County Detention Center site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the court system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Daviess County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a case file with a docket and each of the documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the online service, or at the Daviess County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Daviess County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All records related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Daviess County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are able to request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

You can just visit the Daviess County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a 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 an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Daviess County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by contacting the Daviess County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not get the exact address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket and all of the 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 jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the Daviess County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Daviess County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Daviess County,the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Daviess County jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Daviess 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 Daviess 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 jail inmates might change, so it would be best to visit the the Daviess County Detention Center website 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 Daviess County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Daviess 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 Daviess County Detention Center

    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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Daviess County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Daviess County Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

    Post a message to people locked up at Daviess County Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Daviess County Detention Center Website
    Daviess County Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Daviess County Detention Center Mugshots
    Daviess County Detention Center Bail Link

    Daviess County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Daviess County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Daviess County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Daviess County Warrant Inquiry
    Daviess County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Daviess County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Daviess County Detention Center


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