Rockcastle County Detention Center – Mt. Vernon, KY

Rockcastle County Detention Center is located in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and is the main jail for this county. Are you looking for someone in jail at Rockcastle County Detention Center? This site will tell you all about everything a person needs to know about Rockcastle County Detention Center: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Rockcastle County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, 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 you information and advice you need to make going to jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Rockcastle County Detention Center
205 East Main Street Suite 12
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 606-256-2178
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Rockcastle County Detention Center you have to visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Rockcastle County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also find info on anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in another jail you should check our guide to other Kentucky jails: Kentucky County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Rockcastle County Detention Center website, or you can go in person to the Rockcastle County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Rockcastle County Detention Center site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner in the Rockcastle County Detention Center will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to jail each day after work, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Rockcastle County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, like your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask 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 be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. It also can depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge must decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring approved items with you, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. This information will be entered in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so you should visit the official Rockcastle County Detention Center jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about 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 are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Rockcastle County Detention Center phone number is: 606-256-2178

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail is opened and inspected by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Rockcastle County Detention Center:

Rockcastle County Detention Center
205 East Main Street Suite 12
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Rockcastle County Detention Center
205 East Main Street Suite 12
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456


The mail policy at Rockcastle County Detention Center is always changing, so be sure to double check the the Rockcastle County Detention Center website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in Rockcastle County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Kentucky.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a court case file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access court records with the Rockcastle County website, or by going to the Rockcastle County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Rockcastle County court magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you need to go to the Rockcastle County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records online or call the court. 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 know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Rockcastle County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you won’t get the street address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Rockcastle County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you won’t find if they had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Rockcastle County,the Rockcastle County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Rockcastle County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Rockcastle County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have 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 Rockcastle 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 Rockcastle 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 procedure to send money to jail inmates might change, so it would be best to double check the the Rockcastle County Detention Center website when you send any money.

    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 Rockcastle County Detention Center

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

    • 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 been an inmate at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story About Rockcastle County Detention Center

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    Make some good friends in jail? Want to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Rockcastle County Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Rockcastle County Detention Center Link
    Rockcastle County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Rockcastle County Detention Center Mugshots
    Rockcastle County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Rockcastle County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Rockcastle County Detention Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Rockcastle County Detention Center
    Rockcastle County Warrant Lookup
    Rockcastle County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Rockcastle County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Rockcastle County Detention Center Jobs


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