Grant County Detention Center – Williamstown, KY

Grant County Detention Center is located in Grant County, Kentucky and is the jail for that county. Looking for somebody at Grant County Detention Center? This page will tell you all about anything a person needs to know about Grant County Detention Center,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Grant County Detention Center? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Grant County Detention Center
212 Barnes Road
Williamstown, KY 41097

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (859) 824-5191
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to contact them?

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

In order to search who’s in jail at Grant County Detention Center you should visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Grant County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information for anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be in another jail you should check our guide to other Kentucky jails: Kentucky Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the Grant County Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Grant County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in their first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Grant County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might 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 do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to go out of town.

Typically, inmates will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your crime is. You will need to pay ten percent of the total that was set before you can be released. If you don’t show up for court, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Grant County Detention Center. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is easy. To start with, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Grant County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, you should expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Grant County Detention Center are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to 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, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Grant County Detention Center phone number is: (859) 824-5191

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Grant County Detention Center is:

Grant County Detention Center
212 Barnes Road
Williamstown, KY 41097

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Grant County Detention Center
212 Barnes Road
Williamstown, KY 41097


The mail policy at Grant County Detention Center is always changing, so be sure to check the official Grant County Detention Center site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

All court records are public records. They have a case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Grant County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Grant County court magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you will have to access the Grant County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Grant County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to see the actual address, rather the block 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 containing a court docket and all documents filed in your case. You can access court records on their website, or at the Grant County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

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

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t learn if someone had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? 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 people search for criminal records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Grant County,the Grant County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Grant County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Grant County jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the daily routine. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Grant County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Grant County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail is always changing, so you should check the site 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Grant County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Grant County Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Grant County Detention Center

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 locked up in Grant County Detention Center? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then please tell us about it. Write about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to talk to a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Grant County Detention Center Website
    Grant County Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Grant County Detention Center Mugshots
    Grant County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Grant County Detention Center Visitation Procedures
    Grant County Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Grant County Detention Center
    Grant County Warrant Lookup
    Grant County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Grant County Detention Center
    Grant County Detention Center Employment


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