Spencer County Jail – Taylorsville, KY

Spencer County Jail is located in Spencer County, Kentucky and is the correctional facility for the area. Know somebody locked up in Spencer County Jail? This guide gives you information about anything related to Spencer County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Spencer County Jail. How to view Spencer County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Spencer County Jail
18 East Main Street
Taylorsville, KY 40071

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (502) 477-3200
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to contact them?

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

In order to look up who is in jail at Spencer County Jail you need to visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Spencer County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can get the same information about anyone processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find their arrest information quicker if you enter their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Kentucky jails: Kentucky County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Spencer County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Spencer County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the person’s name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Spencer County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different 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

Naturally, if you are in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and you will not be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay 10% of the amount that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail 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 will have to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Spencer County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate 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 bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might use your assets as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some questions, like what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a phone call to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. It also will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the log for the requesting inmate. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Spencer County Jail can change, so you should check the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, 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, your ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden.

Phone Number: (502) 477-3200

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Spencer County Jail
18 East Main Street
Taylorsville, KY 40071

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Spencer County Jail
18 East Main Street
Taylorsville, KY 40071


The Spencer County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the legal system in Spencer County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Spencer County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a court case file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or at the Spencer County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your case are maintained at the Spencer County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Spencer County magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case. They do different functions, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember you can ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

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

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently 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 arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Spencer County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not find the actual address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history 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.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was 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 comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Spencer County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Spencer County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After 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 Spencer 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 Spencer 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 jail inmates is always changing, so review the the Spencer County Jail website 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Spencer County Jail

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

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    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:

    • 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 a prisoner at Spencer County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Spencer County Jail Link
    Spencer County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Spencer County Jail Mugshots
    Spencer County Jail Bail Link

    Spencer County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Spencer County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Spencer County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Spencer County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Spencer County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Spencer County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Spencer County Jail Jobs


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