Hickman County Detention Center – Clinton, KY

Hickman County Detention Center is located in Hickman County, Kentucky and is the main jail for that area. Are you looking for someone locked up at Hickman County Detention Center? This site will tell you about everything you might need to know about Hickman County Detention Center: Find an inmate at Hickman County Detention Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Hickman County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hickman County Detention Center
55 Us Highway 51 North
Clinton, KY 42031

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 270-653-9933
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Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and need to find them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Hickman County Detention Center you need to go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Hickman County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can get the same information for anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be at another jail you will want to check our guide to other Kentucky jails: Kentucky County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. They will take one and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Hickman County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Hickman County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is 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 taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not permitted to go out of town.

Usually, inmates will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set in order to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Hickman County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Hickman County Detention Center

Have you ever used a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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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
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken 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 member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any tips that will help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also might depend on if you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late. Only bring allowed items when you go, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official Hickman County Detention Center jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Hickman County Detention Center phone number is: 270-653-9933

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the staff, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Hickman County Detention Center
55 Us Highway 51 North
Clinton, KY 42031

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hickman County Detention Center
55 Us Highway 51 North
Clinton, KY 42031


The mail policy at Hickman County Detention Center changes frequently, so you should review the the Hickman County Detention Center website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about this, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They contain a file containing a docket and all documents in your case. You can access your court case records via the online service, or at the Hickman County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

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

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be 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 immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a 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 should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Hickman County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Hickman County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those 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 sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you can 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:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to find out if someone has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Hickman County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hickman County,the Hickman County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Hickman 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 Hickman County Detention Center is no fun, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Hickman 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 Hickman 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 someone in jail could change, so visit the official Hickman County Detention Center site 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 Hickman County Detention Center

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

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


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Hickman County Detention Center Website
    Hickman County Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    Hickman County Detention Center Mugshots
    Hickman County Detention Center Bail Link

    Hickman County Detention Center Visitation Procedures
    Hickman County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Hickman County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Hickman County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry Link
    Hickman County Detention Center Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Hickman County Detention Center
    Hickman County Detention Center Employment


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