Magoffin County Jail – Salyersville, KY

Magoffin County Jail is located in Magoffin County, KY and is the primary jail for this area. Know somebody in jail at Magoffin County Jail? This site will tell you information about anything related to Magoffin County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Magoffin County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Magoffin County Jail
P.O. Box 589 Parkway Drive
Salyersville, KY 41465

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (606) 349-2914
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

In order to search who’s in jail at Magoffin County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Magoffin County Jail Inmate List is a list of people currently in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get the same information about anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another jail you will want to check our guide to other Kentucky jails: Kentucky County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Magoffin County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in their full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Magoffin County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, 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

Naturally, if you are locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and you must not go out of town.

Usually, prisoners will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount all depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Magoffin County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, 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 should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release 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 process includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then 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 skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so visit the official jail site before go to the jail 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 . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (606) 349-2914

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You must print the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Magoffin County Jail
P.O. Box 589 Parkway Drive
Salyersville, KY 41465

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Magoffin County Jail
P.O. Box 589 Parkway Drive
Salyersville, KY 41465


The mail policy at Magoffin County Jail changes, so you should double check the site 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 the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Magoffin County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the Kentucky State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You can access your court case records via the internet service, or at the Magoffin County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Magoffin County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just go to the Magoffin County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t get the street address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the Magoffin County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to find out if they had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Magoffin County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Magoffin 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 being incarcerated in the Magoffin County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work 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 Magoffin 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 Magoffin 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 rules for sending money to inmates at Magoffin County Jail could change, so be sure to review the official Magoffin County Jail site before you send funds 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 Magoffin County Jail

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

    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 an inmate at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Magoffin County Jail?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Magoffin County Jail Website
    Magoffin County Jail Inmate Search
    Magoffin County Jail Mugshots
    Magoffin County Jail Bail Link

    Magoffin County Jail Visitation
    Magoffin County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Magoffin County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Magoffin County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Magoffin County Jail Arrests
    Magoffin County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Magoffin County Jail Jobs


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