Nicholas County Jail – Carlisle, KY

Nicholas County Jail is in Nicholas County, Kentucky and is the main jail for the area. Looking for somebody at Nicholas County Jail? This guide gives you about anything one might want to know about Nicholas County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Nicholas County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Nicholas County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Nicholas County Jail
125 East Main Street
Carlisle, KY 40311

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (859) 289-3740
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To look up who’s in jail at Nicholas County Jail you need to visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Nicholas County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Kentucky County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is the picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

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Mugshotes of Nicholas County Jail prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Nicholas County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter their name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Nicholas County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, 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 incarcerated, your only thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates in the Nicholas County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total set so you can be released. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Nicholas County

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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
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you can get released from jail. It also will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge has to decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go, for example your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Nicholas County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official Nicholas County Jail jail site before you try to 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 . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (859) 289-3740

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You should write the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Nicholas County Jail
125 East Main Street
Carlisle, KY 40311

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Nicholas County Jail
125 East Main Street
Carlisle, KY 40311


The mail policy at Nicholas County Jail changes, so it would be best to check the the Nicholas County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information about this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the Kentucky State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Kentucky.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They include a case file containing a docket and all of the documents and motions filed in the case. You can access your court records with the Nicholas County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Nicholas County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that rules over your case. Magistrates do many different things, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to receive your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just access the Nicholas County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the 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 the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Nicholas County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Nicholas County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t find the exact address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the Nicholas County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to 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 a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to find out if someone had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Nicholas County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Nicholas County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following 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 Nicholas County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Nicholas County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending funds to people in jail changes, so it would be best to review the official Nicholas County Jail site 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 Nicholas County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Nicholas County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Nicholas County Jail

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with someone from jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Nicholas County Jail Link
    Nicholas County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Nicholas County Jail Mugshots
    Nicholas County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Nicholas County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Nicholas County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Nicholas County Jail Inmate Search
    Nicholas County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Nicholas County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Nicholas County Jail
    Jobs at Nicholas County Jail


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