Mccracken County Regional Jail – Paducah, KY

Mccracken County Regional Jail is in McCracken County, KY and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for someone locked up in Mccracken County Regional Jail? This guide will tell you all about anything related to Mccracken County Regional Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information and advice you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Mccracken County Regional Jail
400 South 7Th Street
Paducah, KY 42003

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (270) 444-4730
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to locate them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Mccracken County Regional Jail you should visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Mccracken County Regional Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find info on anybody arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: List of all county jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is a picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Mccracken County Regional Jail inmates can be found online, or you can see them at the Mccracken County Regional Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Mccracken County Regional Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Typically, prisoners at Mccracken County Regional Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to 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 jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Mccracken County Regional Jail

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you 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 some basic questions, like what is your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Can you share any things that will help others make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge still needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items when you go, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
The Mccracken County Regional Jail visitation procedures change often, so you should visit the official Mccracken County Regional Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (270) 444-4730

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Mccracken County Regional Jail is:

Mccracken County Regional Jail
400 South 7Th Street
Paducah, KY 42003

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Mccracken County Regional Jail
400 South 7Th Street
Paducah, KY 42003


The Mccracken County Regional Jail inmate mail policy changes, so you should check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in McCracken County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

McCracken County court records are public records. Court records contain a file containing a docket and every documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the website, or at the McCracken County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are held at McCracken County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs 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 can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The McCracken County magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do different functions, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can ask to get a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get 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 jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you need to visit the McCracken County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the McCracken County court website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the McCracken County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, 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 a fee for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t learn if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    McCracken County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the McCracken County jail is no fun, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, 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 Mccracken County Regional 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 Mccracken County Regional Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail at Mccracken County Regional Jail can change, so double check the official website before 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Mccracken County Regional Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mccracken County Regional 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 Mccracken County Regional Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown 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 it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Mccracken County Regional Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to say wassup to a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Mccracken County Regional Jail Link
    Mccracken County Regional Jail Inmate Search
    View Mccracken County Regional Jail Mugshots
    Mccracken County Regional Jail Bail Link

    Mccracken County Regional Jail Visitation
    Mccracken County Regional Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Mccracken County Regional Jail Inmate Search
    McCracken County Warrant Inquiry
    Mccracken County Regional Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Mccracken County Regional Jail
    Mccracken County Regional Jail Employment


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