Perry County Jail – Hazard, KY

Perry County Jail is located in Perry County, KY and is the primary jail for that area. Looking for somebody locked up in Perry County Jail? This site will tell you all about anything you might need to know about Perry County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Perry County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give info that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that would help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Perry County Jail
200 Justice Dr.
Hazard, KY 41701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (606) 436-4032
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to locate them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Perry County Jail you have to click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Perry County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find info for anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be in a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Kentucky jails: List of all county jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is a picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Perry County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the inmate’s name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Perry County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until that day you must not leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Perry County Jail will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day after work, or you may get to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set before you can be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Perry County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s easy. To start with, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer some simple questions, like your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes between 10 minutes to all day. So, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will be freed. It also depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a 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 so, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Perry County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so review the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail 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. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: (606) 436-4032

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Perry County Jail
200 Justice Dr.
Hazard, KY 41701

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Perry County Jail
200 Justice Dr.
Hazard, KY 41701


The Perry County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so be sure to visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney in Perry County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Perry County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a file containing a docket and all documents that have been filed in your case. You can access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Perry County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your court case are maintained at Perry County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Perry County magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind that you should ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records online or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Perry County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account 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 Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Perry County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Perry County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Perry County Jail is very scary, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Perry 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 Perry 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 procedure to send money to people in jail can change, so it would be best to review the site when send funds 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 Perry County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Perry County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Perry County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Perry County Jail Inmate Search
    Perry County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Perry County Jail Arrests
    Perry County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Perry County Jail Employment


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