Madison County Detention Center – Richmond, KY

Madison County Detention Center is in Madison County, KY and is the primary jail for the region. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Madison County Detention Center? This guide gives you info about anything you might need to know about Madison County Detention Center,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Madison County Detention Center
107 West Irvine Street
Richmond, KY 40475

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 859-624-4710
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To look up who is in jail at Madison County Detention Center you need to navigate to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Madison County Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information on people currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get info about anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get the information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be at another jail you will want to look here: Kentucky Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can see them at the Madison County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in their name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Madison County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where 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 of jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, inmates at Madison County Detention Center are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay jail every day after work, or you may get to live 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 are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to post 10% of the amount that was set before you can get discharged from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Madison County Detention Center. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate 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 bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Madison County Detention Center

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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
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into the log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Madison County Detention Center are always changing, so you should review the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail 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 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, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 859-624-4710

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Madison County Detention Center
107 West Irvine Street
Richmond, KY 40475

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Madison County Detention Center
107 West Irvine Street
Richmond, KY 40475


The Madison County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes frequently, so you should double check the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system in Madison County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Madison County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Kentucky.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions in the case. You can access court records via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents associated with your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as 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 them.

Magistrate

The Madison County magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates do different tasks, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should ask to have a copy of the report before your sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

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

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Madison County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Madison County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed 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 or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the website, but keep in mind that you will not find the actual address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the Madison County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Madison County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not be able to see if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Madison County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Madison County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Madison 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 Madison County jail is no fun, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work 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 Madison 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 Madison County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to jail inmates could change, so visit the the Madison County Detention Center website when 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Madison County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Madison 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 Madison County Detention 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:

    • 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • 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. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to find a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Madison County Detention Center Link
    Madison County Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Madison County Detention Center Mugshots
    Madison County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

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


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