Bath County Jailer is located in Bath County and is the main jail for that area. Know someone locked up in Bath County Jailer? This page tells you info about everything related to Bath County Jailersuch as the following: Find an inmate at Bath County Jailer. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Bath County court information. And everything else.
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice you need to make the process easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation is welcome.
Bath County Jailer
P.O. Box 155
Owingsville, KY 40360
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (606) 674-2713
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to find them?
Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
To search who’s in jail at Bath County Jailer you have to visit their web site and do an inmate search.
The Bath County Jailer Inmate Locator is a list of persons who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information on anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24-hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you can look here: List of all jails in Kentucky
A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is the photo that the police take during jail intake processing. They take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.
Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Bath County Jailer website, or you can view them at the Bath County Jailer. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Bath County Jailer website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, a bail amount will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released from jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave the area.
In most cases, a prisoner will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will need to call the Bath County Jailer. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman may use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To contact a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- First, must answer some simple questions, like your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- They will let you use the telephone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the 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. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, like your driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put into the log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Bath County Jailer frequently change, so check the official Bath County Jailer jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: (606) 674-2713
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bath County Jailer, use this address:
Bath County Jailer
P.O. Box 155
Owingsville, KY 40360
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bath County Jailer
P.O. Box 155
Owingsville, KY 40360
The mail policy changes often, so you should double check the the Bath County Jailer website when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated legal system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.
For more info on this, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Bath County
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?
All court records are public records. They contain a file with a docket and all of the documents and motions filed in the case. You can access court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your court case are maintained at Bath County Clerk of Court office.
Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The Bath County magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Don’t forget you can request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve your term.
Are you trying to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?
To do this, you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Bath County court website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Bath County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not get the actual address, rather the address block that they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal records search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug offenses.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, you will not see if they have had any:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- Visitation Days
- Prisoner safety
- Prisoner programs and activities
To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the Bath County courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people.
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The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bath County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Bath County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Bath County Jailer, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Bath County Jailer 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 money to inmates at Bath County Jailer is always changing, so double check the the Bath County Jailer website when you send any money.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Bath County Jailer
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bath County Jailer, 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.
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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.
Tell Your Story
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been a prisoner in Bath County Jailer? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Bath County Jailer?
If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.
Things you might want to write in the review:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
Speak Your Mind
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to send a message to a friend from jail? Send a message to them here.
Links and Resources
Bath County Jailer Visitation Procedures
Bath County Jailer Mail Policy
Locate an inmate at Bath County Jailer
Bath County Warrants
Bath County Jailer Arrest Inquiry
Send Funds to an Inmate at Bath County Jailer
Bath County Jailer Jobs
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