Muhlenberg County Detention Center is located in Muhlenberg County, KY and is the primary jail for this region. Looking for somebody in Muhlenberg County Detention Center? This guide will tell you about anything related to Muhlenberg County Detention Center,such as: How to locate an inmate at Muhlenberg County Detention Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.
Muhlenberg County Detention Center
108 Court Row
Greenville, KY 42345
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 270-338-2263
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?
Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find them?
In order to find out who is in jail at Muhlenberg County Detention Center you need to visit their website and do an inmate lookup.
The Muhlenberg County Detention Center Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info for anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information faster if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you’re searching for may be at a different jail you should check the other Kentucky county jails in our Kentucky County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Kentucky
A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.
Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Muhlenberg County Detention Center website, or you can view them at the Muhlenberg County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the prisoner’s name, and a booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Muhlenberg County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and you are required not to travel out of the county.
Typically, inmates are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined before you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, that person will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Muhlenberg County Detention Center website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
- You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
- They will allow you to use the phone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any secrets that might help other people make it through the process?
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When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge must decide on the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and let them know that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
The Muhlenberg County Detention Center visitation procedures frequently change, so review the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
Phone Number: 270-338-2263
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected by the jail officers, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Muhlenberg County Detention Center:
Muhlenberg County Detention Center
108 Court Row
Greenville, KY 42345
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Muhlenberg County Detention Center
108 Court Row
Greenville, KY 42345
The Muhlenberg County Detention Center mail policy changes frequently, so you should double check the official Muhlenberg County Detention Center site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.
For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Muhlenberg County
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?
All court records are public records. Court records include a case file containing a docket and each of the documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or by going to the Muhlenberg County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Muhlenberg County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are all costs associated with your 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 been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The Muhlenberg County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your court case. They do different tasks, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.
After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must go to jail to serve out your sentence.
Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
You can you need to query the jail’s website, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Muhlenberg County court website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Muhlenberg County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by going to the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed 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 sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the address block they live on.
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 filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal history search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug crimes.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
During a criminal records search, usually will not be able to find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- Visitation Days
- Inmate safety
- Inmate activities and programs
To search for this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.
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The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Muhlenberg County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that spending time in Muhlenberg County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Muhlenberg County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Muhlenberg 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 rules for sending money to jail inmates might change, so you should review the official website before you send funds to an inmate there.
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.
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.
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.
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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The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Muhlenberg 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?
If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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