Meade County Detention Center – Brandenburg, KY

Meade County Detention Center is located in Meade County and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Meade County Detention Center? This site gives you about anything one might want to know about Meade County Detention Center,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Meade County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Meade County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Meade County Detention Center
516 Fairway Dr.
Brandenburg, KY 40108

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 270-422-5288
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To see who is in jail at Meade County Detention Center you need to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Meade County Detention Center Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also get the same information on anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find the information more quickly if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be in another county jail you should check the other Kentucky county jails in our Kentucky County Jail Guide: Kentucky County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is a photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Meade County Detention Center prisoners are on the website, or you can see them at the Meade County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Meade County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to promise to go to your court date, and you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll 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

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may require that they use assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Meade County

Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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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
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will answer a number of questions, such as what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us tips that will help other people get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be released. It also can depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring allowed items with you, such as your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go in the visitation log for the inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so double-check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Meade County Detention Center phone number is: 270-422-5288

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Meade County Detention Center:

Meade County Detention Center
516 Fairway Dr.
Brandenburg, KY 40108

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Meade County Detention Center
516 Fairway Dr.
Brandenburg, KY 40108


The Meade County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you check the the Meade County Detention Center website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system in Meade County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Meade County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a court case file with a docket and each of the documents and motions that have been filed. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Meade County magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to see a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include 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 immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you need to go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Meade County jail website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have 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 crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t see the exact address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Meade County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Meade County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Meade County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required 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 Meade 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 Meade 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 process for sending funds to Meade County Detention Center inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the the Meade County Detention Center website when you send any funds.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Meade County Detention Center

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

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at Meade County Detention Center?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Meade County Detention Center? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to leave a comment

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to someone at Meade County Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Meade County Detention Center Link
    Meade County Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    Meade County Detention Center Mugshots
    Meade County Detention Center Bail Link

    Meade County Detention Center Visitation
    Meade County Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Meade County Detention Center
    Meade County Warrants
    Meade County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Meade County Detention Center
    Jobs at Meade County Detention Center


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  1. Janet M says:

    i’m searching for my nephew Jesse G and his wife Stephanie G i was told they had been arrested and are in meade county jail … i havent seen or heard from them and now getting calls for them… any information you can give me will be helpful thank you

  2. Candy says:

    Hey idk how to get in touch with u u know my old address write to me I hopefully will hear from u soon while u are in there pls try to take care of that divorce u need to get I know she loves u but y’all ain’t ever gna get past all the stuff you guys been thru Denise has my # luv u

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