Wayne County Jail – Monticello, KY

Wayne County Jail is in Wayne County, Kentucky and is the jail for that area. Do you know somebody in jail at Wayne County Jail? This site tells you all about anything you might need to know about Wayne County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Wayne County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Wayne County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wayne County Jail
55 N Main St # 104
Monticello, KY 42633

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (606) 348-5416
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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 need to find them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To see who is in jail at Wayne County Jail you have to go to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Wayne County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you will want to check our Kentucky county jail guide: Kentucky County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be in the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can see them at the Wayne County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the person’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Wayne County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be decided by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you are required not to go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your crime is. You will have to post 10 percent of the total set in order to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Wayne County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s really easy. First of all, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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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
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any tips that will help other people get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge has to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be 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 expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring required items when you go, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so visit the official jail site before you go to visitation.

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 . These phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. 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 should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls may be limited or forbidden.

The Wayne County Jail phone number is: (606) 348-5416

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Wayne County Jail, use this address:

Wayne County Jail
55 N Main St # 104
Monticello, KY 42633

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wayne County Jail
55 N Main St # 104
Monticello, KY 42633


The Wayne County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Wayne County court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a case file with a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Wayne County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your court case are kept at the Wayne County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. They do a number of different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to get a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to go 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 incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

You can you should query the Wayne County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Wayne County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the street address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the Wayne 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 connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to the Wayne County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, you won’t find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wayne County,the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Wayne County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Wayne County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Wayne 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 Wayne 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 Wayne County Jail inmates is likely to change, so check the official website when you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wayne County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up at Wayne County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Wayne County Jail?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to say wassup to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Wayne County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Wayne County Jail Website
    Wayne County Jail Inmate Search
    View Wayne County Jail Mugshots
    Wayne County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Wayne County Jail Visitation
    Wayne County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Wayne County Jail Inmate Search
    Wayne County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Wayne County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Wayne County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Wayne County Jail Jobs


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