Knott County Jail – Hindman, KY

Knott County Jail is located in Knott County, KY and is the jail for this county. Know someone locked up in Knott County Jail? This guide tells you info about everything one might want to know about Knott County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Knott County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Knott County Jail
54 Main St E
Hindman, KY 41822

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (606) 785-5354
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Knott County Jail you will need to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Knott County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get information about anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be in a different jail you can check our guide to other Kentucky jails: List of all county jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Knott County Jail prisoners are online, or you can view them at the Knott County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in their legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Knott County Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and you can’t leave the county.

Typically, prisoners will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total set in order for you to be released. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever paid your bail 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 must call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Knott County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its easy. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: 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
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be put in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Knott County Jail visitation procedures change often, so review the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls 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 must 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, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (606) 785-5354

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail 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 delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Knott County Jail:

Knott County Jail
54 Main St E
Hindman, KY 41822

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Knott County Jail
54 Main St E
Hindman, KY 41822


The Knott County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so it would be best to double check the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You may 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 lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the court system. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Knott County court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You are able to access your court case records with the Knott County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Knott County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept at Knott County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Knott County court magistrate is the person that presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can ask to see your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, 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 might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out just visit the Knott County jail website, and search by:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Knott County jail website or call the jail directly. 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. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings online, but bear in mind that you won’t get the street address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the Knott County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not learn if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Knott County,the Knott County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Knott County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Knott County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Knott 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 Knott 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 inmates at Knott County Jail changes, so you should double check the the Knott County Jail website 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

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    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Knott County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Knott 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 Knott County Jail

    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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 at Knott County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Knott County Jail?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Write down your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Knott County Jail Link
    Knott County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Knott County Jail Mugshots
    Knott County Jail Bail Link

    Knott County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Knott County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Knott County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Knott County Warrant Lookup
    Knott County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Knott County Jail
    Knott County Jail Employment


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