Garrard County Jail – Lancaster, KY

Garrard County Jail is located in Garrard County and is the main correctional facility for that area. Do you know someone at Garrard County Jail? This page gives you about anything one might want to know about Garrard County Jail: Find an inmate at Garrard County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Garrard County court information. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and advice you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Garrard County Jail
15 Public Square, Suite # 4
Lancaster, KY 40444

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (859) 792-3591
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Garrard County Jail you need to visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Garrard County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get the same information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at another county jail you should check the other Kentucky county jails in our Kentucky County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Garrard County Jail inmates can be found on the Garrard County Jail website, or you can see them at the Garrard County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input their name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Garrard County Jail website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Typically, a prisoner will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Garrard County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Garrard 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 fortunately, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on 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 the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be released. It also will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge has to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, like a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go into the log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Garrard County Jail visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (859) 792-3591

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and examined by the staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Garrard County Jail
15 Public Square, Suite # 4
Lancaster, KY 40444

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Garrard County Jail
15 Public Square, Suite # 4
Lancaster, KY 40444


The Garrard County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the the Garrard 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 rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Garrard County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Kentucky State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Garrard County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are available at Garrard County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Garrard County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service 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 might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the Garrard County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Garrard County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the website, but remember that you won’t find the actual address, but only 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 court docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Garrard County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, you will not find out if they has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Garrard County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

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

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Garrard 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 Garrard 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 money to Garrard County Jail inmates could change, so it would be best to visit the the Garrard County Jail website before send money 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Garrard County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Garrard 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 Garrard 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:

    • 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Garrard County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to find someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Garrard County Jail Website
    Garrard County Jail Inmate Search
    Garrard County Jail Mugshots
    Garrard County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Garrard County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Garrard County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Garrard County Jail
    Garrard County Warrant Inquiry
    Garrard County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Garrard County Jail
    Garrard County Jail Employment


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