Leslie County Detention Center – Hyden, KY

Leslie County Detention Center is in Leslie County, Kentucky and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Looking for someone locked up in Leslie County Detention Center? This site tells you information about anything a person needs to know about Leslie County Detention Center,such as: Find an inmate at Leslie County Detention Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Leslie County Detention Center
22010 Main Street
Hyden, KY 41749

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 606-672-2200
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to locate them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Leslie County Detention Center you should navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Leslie County Detention Center Inmate Roster has information on persons currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get the same information about anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you have their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be at another jail you will want to look here, too: List of all county jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one full face and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Leslie County Detention Center prisoners can be viewed on the Leslie County Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Leslie County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the person’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Leslie County Detention Center website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to go to your court date, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate at Leslie County Detention Center will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Leslie County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Leslie County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might use your assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Leslie County

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will be freed. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log for the inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Leslie County Detention Center frequently change, so you should double-check the official Leslie County Detention Center jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 606-672-2200

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You should write the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Leslie County Detention Center:

Leslie County Detention Center
22010 Main Street
Hyden, KY 41749

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Leslie County Detention Center
22010 Main Street
Hyden, KY 41749


The mail policy at Leslie County Detention Center is always changing, so it would be best to double check the official Leslie County Detention Center site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the court system in Leslie County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Leslie County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Leslie County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Leslie County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember that you can request to receive a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you need to query the Leslie County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records on the Leslie County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Leslie County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

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 Leslie County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not see the street address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Leslie County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find out if someone 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 find driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Leslie County,the Leslie County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Leslie County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Leslie County Detention Center is no fun, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Leslie 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 Leslie 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 funds to people in jail could change, so we suggest that you check the the Leslie County Detention Center website before you send any money.

    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 Leslie County Detention Center

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

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 locked up in Leslie County Detention Center? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

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

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Leslie County Detention Center.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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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? How did the guards treat you? 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? Are you trying to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Leslie County Detention Center Visitation
    Leslie County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Leslie County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Leslie County Warrant Inquiry
    Leslie County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Leslie County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Leslie County Detention Center Jobs


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