Hart County Jail – Munfordville, KY

Hart County Jail is in Hart County and is the primary correctional facility for that county. Looking for someone locked up in Hart County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything a person needs to know about Hart County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Hart County Jail intake procedures. Hart County court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer information and advice you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Hart County Jail
520 Aa Whitman Lane
Munfordville, KY 42765

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 270-524-2571
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to find out where they are?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Hart County Jail you have to visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Hart County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find info about anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be in another county jail you should check our Kentucky county jail guide: List of all county jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Hart County Jail inmates are online, or you can view them at the Hart County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the person’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Hart County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, 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.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave town.

Usually, inmates can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if 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 might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail 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 Hart County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Hart County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. 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 the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman may require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get 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 intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own 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 get discharged from jail. This process can take between 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely.

The Hart County Jail phone number is: 270-524-2571

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Hart County Jail
520 Aa Whitman Lane
Munfordville, KY 42765

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hart County Jail
520 Aa Whitman Lane
Munfordville, KY 42765


The Hart County Jail mail policy is always changing, so you should visit the official Hart County Jail site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ 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 the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the Kentucky State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You are able to access court records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from 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 been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Hart County magistrate is the person that rules on your case. They do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

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 even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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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?

To do so, just visit the Hart County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Hart County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but remember that you can’t see the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the Hart County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if someone had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Hart County,the Hart County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Hart County Jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Hart 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 Hart 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 procedure to send funds to Hart County Jail inmates might change, so it would be best to double check the site before 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 Hart County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hart 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 Hart 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 been locked up at Hart County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Hart County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Hart County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Links and Resources

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

    Hart County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Hart County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Hart County Jail
    Hart County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Hart County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Hart County Jail
    Jobs at Hart County Jail


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