Oldham County Jail – La Grange, KY

Oldham County Jail is in Oldham County and is the correctional facility for this county. Do you know someone at Oldham County Jail? This page will tell you info about anything one might want to know about Oldham County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Oldham County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Oldham County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that would help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Oldham County Jail
102 West Main Street
La Grange, KY 40031

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 502-222-3500
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

In order to see who is in jail at Oldham County Jail you will need to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Oldham County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can get information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find the information faster if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for might be locked up at a different jail you will want to check the other Kentucky county jails in our Kentucky County Jail Guide: Kentucky Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Oldham County Jail prisoners can be found online, or you can view them at the Oldham County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input their full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Oldham County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave the area.

In most cases, inmates at Oldham County Jail are given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount that was determined before you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Oldham County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its very simple to do. To start with, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Oldham County Jail

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, like your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any tips that might help other people get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process will take from 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, it might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring allowed items with you, like your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go in a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. All visitors has to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
The Oldham County Jail visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Oldham County Jail phone number is: 502-222-3500

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Oldham County Jail is:

Oldham County Jail
102 West Main Street
La Grange, KY 40031

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Oldham County Jail
102 West Main Street
La Grange, KY 40031


The Oldham County Jail mail policy is always changing, so be sure to check the the Oldham County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you 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 have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Oldham County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access court records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Oldham County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Oldham County magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to receive your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can just access the Oldham County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the website or you can call the jail directly. 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 be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Oldham County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the precise address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Oldham County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Oldham County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Oldham County jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Oldham 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 Oldham 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 money to someone in jail at Oldham County Jail changes, so we suggest that you double check the site when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Oldham County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Oldham 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 Oldham County 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:

    • 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 spent any time in Oldham County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Oldham County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Oldham County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Oldham County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Oldham County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Oldham County Jail Website
    Oldham County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Oldham County Jail Mugshots
    Oldham County Jail Bail Link

    Oldham County Jail Visitation
    Oldham County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Oldham County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Oldham County Warrants
    Oldham County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Oldham County Jail
    Oldham County Jail Jobs


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  1. mr. s says:

    Oldham County Jail in Kentucky is the worst jail in the Country! I was arrested on a Fri and spent 4 days in solitary confinement. The cell hadn’t been cleaned in months. The gaurds are all on power trips and fat. The real police in oldham county are such assholes. They have no idea how to follow standard arrest procedures and know that you have no way of proving the violations they commit. The other inmates do drugs in the jail and the gaurds know it and don’t care. Some of the other inmates were using the cleaning solution for toilets on a piece of paper, let it dry, then smoke it. Right in front of the jailers. Where the hell did these pretend cops take their oath, behind the BP station with their hand on a penney saver? A real official from Oldham County needs to wake the fuck up and notice what’s going on in there. Oh, when a friend called to see what my bail was the said it was 100 dollars more than it really was. She called the court house and they gave her the real amount. Come to finmd out the jailers were going to pocket the other 100 for themselves. Jailers supposed to be upstanding citizens, an example for the rest of us yet they are no different then the people behind the bars.

    • mr. s says:

      Wow, this is ironic. My boyfriend had the exact same experience as Mr. S in Old ham County Kentucky Jail. He also spent 5 days in solitary confinement before being moved upstairs. He told me the same story about other inmates smoking dried cleaning solution. Wow, what the hell is going on in Oldham County Kentucky Jail. My boyfriend also told me about an inmate who was overdosing on ecstasy. The inmates core temperature was extremely high and the lightly trained medical staff wouldn’t send him to the hospital even after the inmate had lost consciousness. Fortunately the inmate was ok but no jail should deny an inmate the right to properly trained medical staff. He said the guards were very unprofessional and verbally abusive to all the inmates. Mr. S is right where did these guards take their oath? I know jail isn’t supposed to be a vacation but there are strict protocols that are blatantly disregarded at Oldham County Kentucky Jail.

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