Powell County Detention Center – Stanton, KY

Powell County Detention Center is located in Powell County and is the correctional facility for this county. Looking for somebody locked up at Powell County Detention Center? This page gives you about everything you might want to know about Powell County Detention Centersuch as the following: Find an inmate at Powell County Detention Center. How to view Powell County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Powell County Detention Center intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the info that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Powell County Detention Center
755 Breckenridge Street
Stanton, KY 40380

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (606) 663-6409
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to locate them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To find out who’s in jail at Powell County Detention Center you have to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Powell County Detention Center Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can get the same information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: Other Jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Powell County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the inmate’s legal name, and the 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 removed from the Powell County Detention Center site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, bail is decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you are required not to leave town.

Usually, an inmate will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined in order to be released. If you miss court, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Powell County Detention Center. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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 Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. 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 others to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (606) 663-6409

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by staff, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Powell County Detention Center, use this address:

Powell County Detention Center
755 Breckenridge Street
Stanton, KY 40380

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Powell County Detention Center
755 Breckenridge Street
Stanton, KY 40380


The mail policy can change, so be sure to visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Powell County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Powell County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a file with a docket and every documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to receive a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Powell County jail website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Powell County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people 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 these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not get the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records online, or at the Powell County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Powell County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Powell County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Powell County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Powell County Detention Center is very scary, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get a wake-up alarm at 6am, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. After 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 Powell County Detention Center, 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 Powell 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 procedure to send funds to jail inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the the Powell County Detention Center website before 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Powell County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Powell 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.

    Apply for a Job at Powell County Detention Center

    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 an inmate at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Powell County Detention Center Website
    Powell County Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    View Powell County Detention Center Mugshots
    Powell County Detention Center Bail Link

    Powell County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Powell County Detention Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Powell County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Powell County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Powell County Detention Center Arrests
    Powell County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Powell County Detention Center Employment


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