Trimble County Jail – Bedford, KY

Trimble County Jail is located in Trimble County, KY and is the main jail for that area. Do you know somebody locked up at Trimble County Jail? This site gives you about everything you might need to know about Trimble County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Trimble County Jail. How to view Trimble County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Trimble County Jail
30 Hwy 42 East
Bedford, KY 40006

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 502-255-7138
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To find out who is in jail at Trimble County Jail you need to click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Trimble County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find the same information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get the information quicker if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be in another jail you can check our guide to other Kentucky jails: Kentucky County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can see them at the Trimble County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input their name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Trimble County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various 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, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners in the Trimble County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

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

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10% of the amount set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Trimble County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner 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 their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee 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 exceptionally high, the bondsman will request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Trimble County

Have you ever used a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, 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
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released 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 the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the phone to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any secrets that will help others to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will be released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Trimble County Jail frequently change, so you should review the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Trimble County Jail phone number is: 502-255-7138

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should print the name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the jail administration, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Trimble County Jail:

Trimble County Jail
30 Hwy 42 East
Bedford, KY 40006

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Trimble County Jail
30 Hwy 42 East
Bedford, KY 40006


The Trimble County Jail mail policy can change, so check the the Trimble County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in Trimble County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

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

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records have a file containing a docket and each of the documents and motions in the case. You are able to access your court records using the internet service, or at the Trimble County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records from your case are available at the Trimble County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Trimble County magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just query the Trimble County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local 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 know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Trimble County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t find the precise address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records online, or at the Trimble County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Trimble County Courthouse and inquire, or 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 a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the Trimble County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Trimble County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Trimble County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Trimble County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Trimble 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 Trimble 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 rules for sending funds to inmates at Trimble County Jail can change, so we suggest that you check the official website when you send money 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 Trimble County Jail

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

    Apply for a Job at Trimble County Jail

    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:

    • 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.

    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 spent any time in Trimble County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then please tell us about it. Write about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Trimble County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Trimble County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Trimble County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Trimble County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Trimble County Jail
    Trimble County Warrants
    Trimble County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Trimble County Jail
    Trimble County Jail Employment


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