Laurel County Correctional Center – London, KY

Laurel County Correctional Center is in Laurel County, Kentucky and is the jail for this area. Looking for somebody at Laurel County Correctional Center? This page will tell you all about anything you might need to know about Laurel County Correctional Centersuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Laurel County Correctional Center
206 West 4Th Street
London, KY 40741

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (606) 878-9431
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

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

To find out who is in jail at Laurel County Correctional Center you will need to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Laurel County Correctional Center Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get the same information on anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Laurel County Correctional Center prisoners can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Laurel County Correctional Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Laurel County Correctional Center site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you can’t leave the county.

Usually, prisoners at Laurel County Correctional Center can earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Laurel County Correctional Center. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Laurel County Correctional Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s easy. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Laurel County Correctional Center

Have you ever used the services of bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please share your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us things that could help other people that get arrested get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go in the visitors log for the inmate. Every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so review the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Laurel County Correctional Center phone number is: (606) 878-9431

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. Clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Laurel County Correctional Center:

Laurel County Correctional Center
206 West 4Th Street
London, KY 40741

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Laurel County Correctional Center
206 West 4Th Street
London, KY 40741


The mail policy is always changing, so double check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you through the legal system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more information about this, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Laurel County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a file with a docket sheet and all documents in your case. You can access your court case records using the online service, or by going to the Laurel County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Laurel County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. 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 Laurel County magistrate is the person that will preside over your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember that you should ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you will have to go to the Laurel County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Laurel County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Laurel County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not see the exact address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and all documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the Laurel County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the Laurel County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Laurel County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Laurel County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Laurel County Correctional Center is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Laurel County Correctional 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 Laurel County Correctional 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 rules for sending funds to inmates might change, so you should double check the official website when you send any funds.

    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 Laurel County Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Laurel County Correctional 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 Laurel County Correctional 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Laurel County Correctional Center? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Laurel County Correctional Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to talk to somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

    Post a message to someone at Laurel County Correctional Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Laurel County Correctional Center Link
    Laurel County Correctional Center Inmate Search
    View Laurel County Correctional Center Mugshots
    Laurel County Correctional Center Bail Amount Link

    Laurel County Correctional Center Visitation Policy Link
    Laurel County Correctional Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Laurel County Correctional Center
    Laurel County Warrants
    Laurel County Correctional Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Laurel County Correctional Center
    Laurel County Correctional Center Employment


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  1. Abbie M says:

    so how would i write it out on an envelope?
    just put the inmates name first &then the rest shown above?

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