Montgomery County Regional Jail – Mt. Sterling, KY

Montgomery County Regional Jail is located in Montgomery County, KY and is the main jail for the area. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Montgomery County Regional Jail? This site tells you info about everything a person needs to know about Montgomery County Regional Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Montgomery County court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Montgomery County Regional Jail
751 Chenault Lane
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 859-498-8747
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Montgomery County Regional Jail you have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Montgomery County Regional Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can find information on anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be at a different jail you should look here: Kentucky County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Montgomery County Regional Jail inmates can be seen on the Montgomery County Regional Jail website, or you can go in person to the Montgomery County Regional Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Montgomery County Regional Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you must not go out of town.

Usually, prisoners will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move to 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 have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Montgomery County Regional Jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is really easy. First, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out 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 these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, like your legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to use the telephone so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate must determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Montgomery County Regional Jail visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to review the official 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 collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to 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 are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 859-498-8747

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail is opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Montgomery County Regional Jail, use this address:

Montgomery County Regional Jail
751 Chenault Lane
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Montgomery County Regional Jail
751 Chenault Lane
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353


The mail policy changes, so review the official Montgomery County Regional Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in Montgomery County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more information about this, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Montgomery County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, 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 may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides on your court case. Magistrates do many different things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember that you should ask to get a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you should query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Montgomery County jail website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not see the precise address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket and any documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

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

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Montgomery County,the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Montgomery County Regional Jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 money to Montgomery County Regional Jail inmates could change, so we suggest that you visit the official 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Montgomery County Regional Jail

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

    • 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 a prisoner at Montgomery County Regional Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Montgomery County Regional Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Montgomery County Regional Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Montgomery County Regional Jail Link
    Montgomery County Regional Jail Inmate Search
    View Montgomery County Regional Jail Mugshots
    Montgomery County Regional Jail Bail Amount Link

    Montgomery County Regional Jail Visitation
    Montgomery County Regional Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Montgomery County Regional Jail
    Montgomery County Regional Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Montgomery County Regional Jail Arrest Lookup
    Montgomery County Regional Jail Send Money Procedure
    Montgomery County Regional Jail Jobs


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