Henderson County Detention Center – Henderson, KY

Henderson County Detention Center is in Henderson County, Kentucky and is the main jail for that region. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Henderson County Detention Center? This guide will tell you all about anything you might need to know about Henderson County Detention Center,like: How to locate an inmate at Henderson County Detention Center. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Henderson County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give information that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Henderson County Detention Center
380 Borax Dr
Henderson, KY 42420

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 270-827-5560
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Henderson County Detention Center you need to click on their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Henderson County Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find the same information on anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate the information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for is at a different jail you should look here: List of all county jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is the picture that the police take during jail intake processing. They take one and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Henderson County Detention Center inmates are on the Henderson County Detention Center website, or you can go in person to the Henderson County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the legal name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Henderson County Detention Center website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners in the Henderson County Detention Center will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day after work, or you might have the chance 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 the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to post 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is really easy. First of all, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, must answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take from 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get let go. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start your sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Just bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitors log for the inmate. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Henderson County Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 270-827-5560

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Henderson County Detention Center
380 Borax Dr
Henderson, KY 42420

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Henderson County Detention Center
380 Borax Dr
Henderson, KY 42420


The Henderson County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes often, so it would be best to check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a court case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You have the ability to access court records with the Henderson County website, or by going to the Henderson County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your case are kept at the Henderson County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, which include 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 Henderson County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to have a copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. 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 particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if 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 for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Henderson County court website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Henderson County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as 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 view sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t see the precise address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t see if someone has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Henderson County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Henderson County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Henderson 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 Henderson 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 procedure to send money to Henderson County Detention Center inmates is likely to change, so be sure to review the the Henderson County Detention Center website when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Henderson County Detention Center

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

    • 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 an inmate in Henderson County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to tell your story about Henderson County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Henderson County Detention Center Link
    Henderson County Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Henderson County Detention Center Mugshots
    Henderson County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Henderson County Detention Center Visitation
    Henderson County Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Henderson County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Henderson County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Henderson County Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Henderson County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Henderson County Detention Center Jobs


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