Warren County Regional Jail – Bowling Green, KY

Warren County Regional Jail is located in Warren County and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Looking for someone in Warren County Regional Jail? This page gives you all about anything you might want to know about Warren County Regional Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Warren County Regional Jail intake procedures. Warren County court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips you need to make the process easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Warren County Regional Jail
920 Kentucky St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 270-843-4606
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

In order to look up who’s in jail at Warren County Regional Jail you need to go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Warren County Regional Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get the same information about anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be at another county jail you will want to check our guide to other Kentucky jails: Other Jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. They take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Warren County Regional Jail inmates can be found on the Warren County Regional Jail website, or you can view them at the Warren County Regional Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Warren County Regional Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would 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 more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, 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 you will not be permitted to leave the county.

Usually, an inmate will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount set before you can be released. If you miss your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Warren County Regional Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its easy. To start with, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any things that could help other people that get arrested get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring required items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go in the visitors log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated completely.

The Warren County Regional Jail phone number is: 270-843-4606

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You should print the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Warren County Regional Jail is:

Warren County Regional Jail
920 Kentucky St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Warren County Regional Jail
920 Kentucky St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101


The Warren County Regional Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Warren County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents associated with your court case are kept at Warren County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the 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 a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Warren County magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget that you should request to see your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Warren County court website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Warren County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Warren County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you can’t get the actual address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a docket and any documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the Warren County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Warren County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t find out if they has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Warren County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Warren County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Warren County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then 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 Warren County Regional 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 Warren County Regional 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 can change, so review the official website before 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 Warren County Regional Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Warren County Regional 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 Warren County Regional Jail

    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 in Warren County Regional Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Warren County Regional Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Warren County Regional Jail Website
    Warren County Regional Jail Inmate Search
    View Warren County Regional Jail Mugshots
    Warren County Regional Jail Bail Amount Link

    Warren County Regional Jail Visitation Procedures
    Warren County Regional Jail Mail Policy
    Warren County Regional Jail Inmate Search
    Warren County Regional Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Warren County Regional Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Warren County Regional Jail
    Warren County Regional Jail Jobs


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  1. johnnie ellis says:

    We lost contact with my email pal from federal. Visiting still 2 days away but family will be there with a big smile !:-) Heard about collect call . Ras will be ok. JE

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