Todd County Detention Center – Elkton, KY

Todd County Detention Center is located in Todd County and is the jail for that region. Looking for somebody in jail at Todd County Detention Center? This site tells you info about everything related to Todd County Detention Centersuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Todd County Detention Center
201 E. Mcreynolds Drive
Elkton, KY 42220

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 270-265-9966
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Todd County Detention Center you will have to visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Todd County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at a different jail you can check our Kentucky county jail guide: List of all county jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Todd County Detention Center website, or you can view them at the Todd County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to input the full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Todd County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to go to your court date, and you can’t go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner at Todd County Detention Center can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Todd County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, its really easy. First, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some questions, such as your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any things that could help other people get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes between 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. It also might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to review the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, 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, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Todd County Detention Center phone number is: 270-265-9966

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail is opened and read by the jail staff, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Todd County Detention Center
201 E. Mcreynolds Drive
Elkton, KY 42220

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Todd County Detention Center
201 E. Mcreynolds Drive
Elkton, KY 42220


The inmate mail policy at Todd County Detention Center changes often, so it would be best to review the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Todd County court records are a matter of public record. They contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Todd County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your court case are kept at the Todd County Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Todd County magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do different tasks, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind you can request to receive a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you will have to visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t get the precise address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records online, or at the Todd County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if someone had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Todd County,the Todd County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Todd 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 the Todd County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Todd 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 Todd 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 process for sending money to someone in jail at Todd County Detention Center is likely to change, so be sure to visit the official website before you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Todd County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Todd 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 Todd County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If so, then please tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Conditions in Todd County Detention Center.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Todd County Detention Center Visitation Procedures
    Todd County Detention Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Todd County Detention Center
    Todd County Warrant Inquiry
    Todd County Detention Center Arrests
    Todd County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Todd County Detention Center Jobs


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