Trigg County Jail is in Trigg County, Kentucky and is the correctional facility for this area. Know somebody in Trigg County Jail? This site gives you info about anything a person needs to know about Trigg County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. How to view Trigg County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that could help others is welcome.
Trigg County Jail
P.O. Box 1690
Cadiz, KY 42211
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (270) 522-6014
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to find out who is in jail at Trigg County Jail you should click on their web site and perform an inmate search.
The Trigg County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also get info for anyone who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you’re searching for is in another county jail you can check the other Kentucky county jails in our Kentucky County Jail Guide: Kentucky County Jails
A mugshot, or booking picture, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.
Mugshots of Trigg County Jail inmates are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Trigg County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the person’s full name, and a booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Trigg County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave town.
Typically, a prisoner at Trigg County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to put up ten percent of the total set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You will have to call the Trigg County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Trigg County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Trigg County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of 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 have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
- They will allow you to make a telephone call to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, 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 jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will be released. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Trigg County Jail are always changing, so make sure that you review the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.
The Trigg County Jail phone number is: (270) 522-6014
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You should write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Trigg County Jail:
Trigg County Jail
P.O. Box 1690
Cadiz, KY 42211
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Trigg County Jail
P.O. Box 1690
Cadiz, KY 42211
The inmate mail policy at Trigg County Jail changes often, so be sure to check the official website before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.
For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the Kentucky State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Trigg County court records are a matter of public record. They include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records via the Trigg County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Trigg County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records related to your case are held at Trigg County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
A Magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.
When you are 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, including 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 immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?
You can you should query the Trigg County jail website, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you think you might 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. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Trigg County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are listed and 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 offense. You are able to see these offenders online, but remember that you will not find the precise address, just the block that they live on.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:
- Drug Possession.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t find if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Inmate activities and programs
To find this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people.
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Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Trigg County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that spending time in Trigg County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Trigg County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Trigg County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The procedure to send funds to jail inmates might change, so you should visit the official Trigg County Jail site when send money to someone in jail there.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Trigg County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Trigg 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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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been locked up in Trigg County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?
If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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Links and Resources
Trigg County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Trigg County Jail Mail Policy
Trigg County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
Trigg County Jail Warrant Inquiry
Trigg County Jail Arrest Lookup
Send Funds to an Inmate at Trigg County Jail
Trigg County Jail Jobs
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