Wolfe County Jail – Campton, KY

Wolfe County Jail is in Wolfe County, KY and is the main jail for that region. Know someone in Wolfe County Jail? This guide will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Wolfe County Jail: Find an inmate at Wolfe County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wolfe County Jail
Po Box 494
Campton, KY 41301

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 606-668-3569
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To see who’s in jail at Wolfe County Jail you should navigate to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Wolfe County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can find the same information on anybody booked or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you have their name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be in another county jail you can look here: List of all county jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can see them at the Wolfe County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Wolfe County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and you must not leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail every day after work, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Wolfe County Jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Wolfe County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its really easy if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might request to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. This process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get released. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge must decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, you should plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring necessary items with you, such as your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
The Wolfe County Jail visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Wolfe County Jail phone number is: 606-668-3569

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Wolfe County Jail
Po Box 494
Campton, KY 41301

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wolfe County Jail
Po Box 494
Campton, KY 41301


The inmate mail policy at Wolfe County Jail changes often, so we suggest that you double check the official Wolfe County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law in Kentucky.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents in your case. You are able to access your court records via the Wolfe County website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides over your case in court. They do many different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to see a copy of this report prior to sentencing, 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 prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to query the Wolfe County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Wolfe County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Wolfe County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not find the street address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you can 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:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t discover if that person has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wolfe County,the Wolfe County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Wolfe County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Wolfe County jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Wolfe 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 Wolfe 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 could change, so check the official Wolfe County Jail site when send money to someone in jail 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 Wolfe County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wolfe 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 Wolfe County 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:

    • 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 at Wolfe County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Wolfe County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Wolfe County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to talk to a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Wolfe County Jail Website
    Wolfe County Jail Inmate Search
    Wolfe County Jail Mugshots
    Wolfe County Jail Bail Link

    Wolfe County Jail Visitation
    Wolfe County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Wolfe County Jail
    Wolfe County Warrant Lookup
    Wolfe County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Wolfe County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Wolfe County Jail Employment


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