Franklin County Regional Jail – Frankfort, KY

Franklin County Regional Jail is in Franklin County and is the main jail for this county. Do you know someone at Franklin County Regional Jail? This site tells you all about everything you might want to know about Franklin County Regional Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Franklin County Regional Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Franklin County Regional Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal 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 lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Franklin County Regional Jail
400 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, KY 40604

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 502-875-7398
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to find them?

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

To search who’s in jail at Franklin County Regional Jail you have to navigate to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Franklin County Regional Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also find info for anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information faster if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you can check our Kentucky county jail guide: Other Jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Franklin County Regional Jail prisoners can be searched on the Franklin County Regional Jail website, or you can go in person to the Franklin County Regional Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input their first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Franklin County Regional Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to show up for court, and you must not leave the area.

In most cases, inmates will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to the jail every day after work, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, 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 will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also 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 never fun, but most of the time, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • 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 jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge has to decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally more expensive 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 break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 502-875-7398

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Franklin County Regional Jail
400 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, KY 40604

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Franklin County Regional Jail
400 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, KY 40604


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


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed during your court case. You are able to access court records using the Franklin County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Franklin County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are maintained at Franklin County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. 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 magistrate is the judge that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should ask to get a copy of this report before sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to 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 get a date that you are required to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Franklin County jail website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings online, but you should know that you won’t see the precise address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to 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 have to make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Franklin County,the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Franklin County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Franklin County Regional Jail is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Franklin County Regional 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 Franklin County Regional 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 procedure to send funds to inmates changes, so you should visit the site when 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 Franklin County Regional Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Franklin County Regional 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 Franklin County Regional 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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in Franklin County Regional Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Franklin County Regional Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Franklin County Regional Jail Link
    Franklin County Regional Jail Inmate Search
    Franklin County Regional Jail Mugshots
    Franklin County Regional Jail Bail Link

    Franklin County Regional Jail Visitation Procedures
    Franklin County Regional Jail Mail Policy
    Franklin County Regional Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Franklin County Warrants
    Franklin County Regional Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Franklin County Regional Jail
    Franklin County Regional Jail Employment


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