Taylor County Detention Center – Campbellsville, KY

Taylor County Detention Center is in Taylor County and is the main jail for the area. Know someone locked up at Taylor County Detention Center? This site tells you info about everything you might need to know about Taylor County Detention Center,like: Find out who’s in jail at Taylor County Detention Center? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Taylor County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Taylor County Detention Center
120 South Central Avenue
Campbellsville, KY 42718

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (270) 789-1909
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to find them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Taylor County Detention Center you need to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Taylor County Detention Center Inmate Roster is a list of people currently in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find information about anybody processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be in another county jail you will want to check the other Kentucky county jails in our Kentucky County Jail Guide: Kentucky Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is the picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Taylor County Detention Center inmates can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Taylor County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Taylor County Detention Center website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow 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. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to put up 10% of the amount that was set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, 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 checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might use assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Taylor County

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of these 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.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the telephone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Do you know any secrets that might help other people that get arrested get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. All visitors is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you visit the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.

The Taylor County Detention Center phone number is: (270) 789-1909

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Taylor County Detention Center is:

Taylor County Detention Center
120 South Central Avenue
Campbellsville, KY 42718

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Taylor County Detention Center
120 South Central Avenue
Campbellsville, KY 42718


The mail policy at Taylor County Detention Center is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official Taylor County Detention Center site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the legal system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the Kentucky State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Kentucky.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a file containing a docket and each of the documents filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the Taylor County website, or by going to the Taylor County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to get your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you must report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants online or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not see the actual address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Taylor County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not learn if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Taylor County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Taylor County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Taylor County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Taylor 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 Taylor 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 people in jail changes, so be sure to visit the official Taylor County Detention Center site when you send funds to an inmate 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 Taylor County Detention Center

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

    • 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 Taylor County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Taylor County Detention Center?

    If you have, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Taylor County Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Taylor County Detention Center? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Taylor County Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Taylor County Detention Center Link
    Taylor County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Taylor County Detention Center Mugshots
    Taylor County Detention Center Bail Link

    Taylor County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Taylor County Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Taylor County Detention Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Taylor County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry Link
    Taylor County Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Taylor County Detention Center
    Taylor County Detention Center Jobs


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