Estill County Jail – Irvine, KY

Estill County Jail is located in Estill County, KY and is the jail for that region. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Estill County Jail? This guide gives you about everything you might need to know about Estill County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Estill County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that could help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Estill County Jail
103 Court Street Irvine, Ky 40336
Irvine, KY 40336

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 606-723-4265
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to find them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Estill County Jail you should go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Estill County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information for anybody processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be at another county jail you should check our guide to other Kentucky jails: Other Jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found online, or you can see them at the Estill County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input their name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Estill County Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that date you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is easy. First, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • 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 procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a telephone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process can take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate has to figure out how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring allowed items with you, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you 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 a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden.

The Estill County Jail phone number is: 606-723-4265

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Estill County Jail
103 Court Street Irvine, Ky 40336
Irvine, KY 40336

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Estill County Jail
103 Court Street Irvine, Ky 40336
Irvine, KY 40336


The Estill County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to review the the Estill County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the court system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Estill County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law in Kentucky.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records contain a file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the Estill County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Estill County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents related to your court case are maintained at the Estill County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can ask to receive your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to access the Estill County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Estill County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders online, but you should know that you can’t see the actual address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents filed in the case. You can access court records on their website, or at the Estill County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t learn if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Estill County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Estill County Jail is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to 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 Estill 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 Estill County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to jail inmates could change, so visit the site when you send money 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 Estill County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 an inmate in Estill County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Estill County Jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Estill County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to tell your story about Estill County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Estill County Jail Link
    Estill County Jail Inmate Search
    View Estill County Jail Mugshots
    Estill County Jail Bail Link

    Estill County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Estill County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Estill County Jail
    Estill County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Estill County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Estill County Jail
    Jobs at Estill County Jail


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