Woodford County Detention Center – Versailles, KY

Woodford County Detention Center is in Woodford County and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Know somebody incarcerated at Woodford County Detention Center? This site will tell you information about everything you might want to know about Woodford County Detention Centersuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Woodford County Detention Center? How to view Woodford County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Woodford County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Woodford County Detention Center
204 Beasley Drive
Versailles, KY 40383

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 859-873-3196
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

Has someone who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who is in jail at Woodford County Detention Center you should click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Woodford County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can also get the same information on anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you should check the other Kentucky county jails in our Kentucky County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the picture that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Woodford County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the person’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Woodford County Detention Center site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to show up for court, and until then you are not permitted to leave town.

Usually, inmates at Woodford County Detention Center are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to put up 10% of the amount set in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Woodford County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases use your assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Woodford County Detention Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer some basic questions, like your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes from 10 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will be freed. It also can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, such as your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor must provide proof of identification. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Woodford County Detention Center can change, so make sure that you 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 . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. 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, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 859-873-3196

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You must print the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Woodford County Detention Center is:

Woodford County Detention Center
204 Beasley Drive
Versailles, KY 40383

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Woodford County Detention Center
204 Beasley Drive
Versailles, KY 40383


The mail policy at Woodford County Detention Center is always changing, so you should visit the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. 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 talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the legal system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They contain a case file with a docket sheet and all documents filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Woodford County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are kept at the Woodford County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Woodford County court magistrate is the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember that you should ask to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to access the Woodford County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are 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 convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the precise address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Woodford County,the Woodford County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Woodford County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Woodford County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work 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 Woodford County Detention Center, 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 Woodford County Detention Center 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 Woodford County Detention Center inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you review the site when you send money 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 Woodford County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Woodford County Detention Center, 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 Woodford County Detention Center

    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 been locked up in this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? 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 find someone from jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Woodford County Detention Center Website
    Woodford County Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    Woodford County Detention Center Mugshots
    Woodford County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Woodford County Detention Center Visitation
    Woodford County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Woodford County Detention Center
    Woodford County Warrant Inquiry
    Woodford County Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Woodford County Detention Center
    Woodford County Detention Center Jobs


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