Clinton County Jail is located in Clinton County, KY and is the main correctional facility for this area. Know somebody incarcerated at Clinton County Jail? This guide gives you about everything one might want to know about Clinton County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Clinton County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that would help other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Clinton County Jail
100 S. Cross Street
Albany, KY 42602
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 606-387-5463
Map and Directions
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?
Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
In order to look up who is in jail at Clinton County Jail you should navigate to their web site and perform an inmate search.
The Clinton County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info about anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information faster if you’ve got their name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one may be in a different jail you should look here: Kentucky County Jails
A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Clinton County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Clinton County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Clinton County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the person’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Clinton County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and you are required not to leave town.
In most cases, a prisoner at Clinton County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set before you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail 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 will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s easy. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- 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 each of these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you will have to answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- They will allow you to make a telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged may take from 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate must decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to get released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as an official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so visit the official site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.
The Clinton County Jail phone number is: 606-387-5463
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You should write or type the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Clinton County Jail is:
Clinton County Jail
100 S. Cross Street
Albany, KY 42602
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Clinton County Jail
100 S. Cross Street
Albany, KY 42602
The mail policy is always changing, so you should double check the the Clinton County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.
To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Clinton County
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
All court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
The Clinton County magistrate is the person that presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to get a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Do you need to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you should go to the Clinton County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- 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 think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Clinton County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Clinton County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Clinton County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, just the address block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access court records online, or at the Clinton County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Clinton County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t find if they have had any infractions like moving violations:
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates.
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner programs and activities
To find this information, you must do a driving history search.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.
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The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Clinton County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Clinton County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get used to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to 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 Clinton County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Clinton 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 rules for sending funds to inmates at Clinton County Jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the official website before you send funds to an inmate.
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.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Clinton County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clinton 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.
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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.
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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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?
If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your experience because others can find out what to expect.
Things you might want to include in what you write:
Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.
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Links and Resources
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Clinton County Jail Inmate Search
Clinton County Jail Warrant Inquiry
Clinton County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Send Funds to an Inmate at Clinton County Jail
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