Green County Jail – Greensburg, KY

Green County Jail is in Green County, Kentucky and is the correctional facility for this region. Do you know someone locked up at Green County Jail? This site will tell you all about everything you might need to know about Green County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Green County Jail
203 West Courty Street
Greensburg, KY 42743

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 270-932-5641
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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 want to contact them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find them?

To see who is in jail at Green County Jail you should click on their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Green County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also get info on anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate the information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member might be in another jail you will want to check our guide to other Kentucky jails: List of all jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Green County Jail prisoners can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Green County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter their legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Green County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner in the Green County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Green County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is really easy. To start with, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take between 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will be freed. It also depends on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of visitors for the inmate. All visitors will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 270-932-5641

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Green County Jail:

Green County Jail
203 West Courty Street
Greensburg, KY 42743

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Green County Jail
203 West Courty Street
Greensburg, KY 42743


The mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you double check the official Green County Jail site before you send a letter.


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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 a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system in Green County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Green County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents in the case. You can access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Green County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court 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 associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Green County magistrate is the judge who presides on your court case. They do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember that you should ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants online or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are 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 offense. You are able to view this information online, but remember that you will not get the street address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Green County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Green County,the Green County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Green County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Green County jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following 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 Green 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 Green 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 rules for sending funds to Green County Jail inmates is likely to change, so we suggest that you double check the official website before you send funds 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Green County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Green 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.

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    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:

    • 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 know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Green County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Green County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Green County Jail Visitation
    Green County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Green County Jail
    Green County Warrants
    Green County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Green County Jail
    Green County Jail Employment


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