Larue County Jail – Hodgenville, KY

Larue County Jail is in Larue County, KY and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for someone locked up at Larue County Jail? This site gives you information about everything related to Larue County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Larue County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information and advice you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Larue County Jail
209 West High Street
Hodgenville, KY 42748

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (270) 358-9876
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Larue County Jail you should navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Larue County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can find the same information for anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here, too: Kentucky Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is a picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Larue County Jail inmates can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Larue County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter the first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Larue County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, inmates in the Larue County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Larue County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept 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, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Larue County Jail

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us tips that could help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. This process takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate must decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, 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. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Larue County Jail visitation procedures can change, so review the official Larue County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

The Larue County Jail phone number is: (270) 358-9876

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and examined by the jail administration, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Larue County Jail
209 West High Street
Hodgenville, KY 42748

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Larue County Jail
209 West High Street
Hodgenville, KY 42748


The Larue County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so it would be best to double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on this subject, read: How to Find an Attorney in Larue County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the Larue County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are available at Larue County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, for example 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 may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Larue County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates do many different things, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to query the Larue County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Larue County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Larue County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t get the precise address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

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

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Larue County jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following 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 Larue 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 Larue 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 process for sending funds to inmates at Larue County Jail might change, so be sure to double check the site before you send funds 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 Larue County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Larue 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 Larue 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 this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Larue County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Larue County Jail Link
    Larue County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Larue County Jail Mugshots
    Larue County Jail Bail Link

    Larue County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Larue County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Larue County Jail
    Larue County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Larue County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Larue County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Larue County Jail Employment


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