Grayson County Detention Center – Leitchfield, KY

Grayson County Detention Center is located in Grayson County and is the correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for someone locked up at Grayson County Detention Center? This page tells you information about anything you might need to know about Grayson County Detention Centersuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Grayson County Detention Center. How to view Grayson County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Grayson County court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Grayson County Detention Center
320 Shaw Station Road
Leitchfield, KY 42754

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 270-259-3636
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To see who’s in jail at Grayson County Detention Center you need to go to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Grayson County Detention Center Inmate List has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get info on anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for is in another jail you can check the other Kentucky county jails in our Kentucky County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Grayson County Detention Center website, or you can view them at the Grayson County Detention Center. When viewing online you will need to put in the person’s full name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Grayson County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re locked up, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Usually, an inmate can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay ten percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Grayson County Detention Center. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Grayson County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is really easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

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 generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may require that they use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Get 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 get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You must answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge must figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a 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 approved items when you go, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to review the official Grayson County Detention Center jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Jail phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely.

The Grayson County Detention Center phone number is: 270-259-3636

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Grayson County Detention Center, use this address:

Grayson County Detention Center
320 Shaw Station Road
Leitchfield, KY 42754

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Grayson County Detention Center
320 Shaw Station Road
Leitchfield, KY 42754


The Grayson County Detention Center mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you double check the official Grayson County Detention Center site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law in Kentucky.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They contain a file with a docket and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You can access your court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept and available to you at Grayson County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Grayson County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear 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 name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Grayson County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Grayson County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are 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 offense. You are able to see this information online, but remember that you will not be able to get the street address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Grayson County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, usually will not be able to see if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Grayson County,the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Grayson County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Grayson County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up at 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Grayson 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 Grayson 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 money to inmates might change, so be sure to review the site when you send money to an inmate 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 Grayson County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Grayson 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 Grayson County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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 spent any time in Grayson County Detention Center? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Click here to write your review

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Grayson County Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Grayson County Detention Center Link
    Grayson County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Grayson County Detention Center Mugshots
    Grayson County Detention Center Bail Link

    Grayson County Detention Center Visitation Procedures
    Grayson County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Grayson County Detention Center
    Grayson County Warrant Inquiry
    Grayson County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Grayson County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Grayson County Detention Center Jobs


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  1. alex says:

    anyone know which is the address where to send the check or money order to a inmate grayson county detention center

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