Graves County Jail – Mayfield, KY

Graves County Jail is in Graves County, KY and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for someone locked up at Graves County Jail? This guide will tell you all about everything you might need to know about Graves County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Graves County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Graves County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information and advice you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Graves County Jail
103 E. South Street
Mayfield, KY 42066

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 270-247-4373
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has someone who has been arrested and you want to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Graves County Jail you need to navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Graves County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can get info on anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate the information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in another county jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Graves County Jail prisoners can be found on the Graves County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Graves County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Graves County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will 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 a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you can’t travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

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

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Graves County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Graves County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s easy. To start with, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Graves County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Can you tell us secrets that might help others to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take between 10 minutes to all day. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you will be released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you have a bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For minor 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 have a discharge date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually 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 recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Graves County Jail can change, so make sure that you visit the official Graves County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 270-247-4373

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other type of delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and inspected and read by the staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Graves County Jail:

Graves County Jail
103 E. South Street
Mayfield, KY 42066

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Graves County Jail
103 E. South Street
Mayfield, KY 42066


The Graves County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so check the official Graves County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system in Graves County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents in your case. You have the ability to access court records using the Graves County website, or by going to the Graves County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Graves County magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget you are able to ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even 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 immediately taken into custody, or given a date to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can just visit the Graves County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants online or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the actual 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 that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records on the website, or at the Graves County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not discover if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Graves County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Graves County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Graves 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 Graves 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 process for sending money to inmates at Graves County Jail is likely to change, so double check the site before 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 Graves County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 in Graves County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Graves County Jail?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

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


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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 end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Graves County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. 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? Need to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Graves County Jail Link
    Graves County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Graves County Jail Mugshots
    Graves County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Graves County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Graves County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Graves County Jail
    Graves County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Graves County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Graves County Jail
    Jobs at Graves County Jail


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