Floyd County Jail – Prestonsburg, KY

Floyd County Jail is in Floyd County and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for someone locked up at Floyd County Jail? This site will tell you about everything a person needs to know about Floyd County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Floyd County Jail intake procedures. Floyd County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give info that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Floyd County Jail
Po Box 152
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 606-886-8965
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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 want to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Floyd County Jail you have to go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Floyd County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get info on anyone processed or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be at another jail you will want to check our Kentucky county jail guide: Other Jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one full face and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Floyd County Jail website, or you can view them at the Floyd County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in their first and last name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Floyd County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means 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 getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that day you will not be permitted to leave town.

In most cases, prisoners at Floyd County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to post 10% of the amount set so you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Floyd County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Floyd County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is easy. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. 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, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out 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 takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take from 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate has to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitation log for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Floyd County Jail change often, so you should double-check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates 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 and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 606-886-8965

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Floyd County Jail, use this address:

Floyd County Jail
Po Box 152
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Floyd County Jail
Po Box 152
Prestonsburg, KY 41653


The Floyd County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so be sure to check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more information about how to find an attorney, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Kentucky State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket and every documents and motions in your case. You can access court records with the website, or at the Floyd County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Floyd County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are maintained at Floyd County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you will have to query the Floyd County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail 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 think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Floyd County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Floyd County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but you should know that you won’t get the exact address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not find out if they has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Floyd County,the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Floyd 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 Floyd 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 funds to someone in jail could change, so be sure to check the the Floyd County Jail website before send funds to someone in jail there.

    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 Floyd County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Floyd 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 Floyd 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Floyd County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Floyd County Jail Link
    Floyd County Jail Inmate Search
    Floyd County Jail Mugshots
    Floyd County Jail Bail Link

    Floyd County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Floyd County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Floyd County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Floyd County Warrant Inquiry
    Floyd County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Floyd County Jail
    Floyd County Jail Jobs


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