Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department – Burkesville, KY

Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department is in Cumberland County, Kentucky and is the primary jail for the region. Know someone incarcerated at Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department? This page gives you about everything one might want to know about Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department
600 Courthouse Square
Burkesville, KY 42717

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 270-864-4321
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to locate them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to see who is in jail at Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department you will need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find info for anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in a different jail you will want to look here, too: Other County Jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department prisoners are online, or you can see them at the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you can’t leave the area.

Typically, inmates in the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you can be released. If you don’t go to court, 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 have to call the jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is really easy if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll 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 get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department can change, so it would be wise to visit the official Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department jail site before go to the jail to 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 generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department phone number is: 270-864-4321

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be 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 Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department is:

Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department
600 Courthouse Square
Burkesville, KY 42717

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department
600 Courthouse Square
Burkesville, KY 42717


The Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department inmate mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the court system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the Kentucky State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Cumberland County court records are public records. They have a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are held at Cumberland County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. They do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind you are able to ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before 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 be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Cumberland County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the website, but keep in mind that you will not get the exact address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find out if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the Cumberland County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cumberland County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Cumberland 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 Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department, 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 Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department 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 is always changing, so you should review the official website before send funds 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department, 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 Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department

    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 an inmate in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write down your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department Website
    Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department Inmate Search Link
    View Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department Mugshots
    Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department Bail Link

    Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department Visitation Procedures
    Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department
    Cumberland County Warrant Inquiry
    Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department
    Jobs at Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department


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