Edmonson County Jail is in Edmonson County, Kentucky and is the main correctional facility for that region. Know somebody at Edmonson County Jail? This page gives you all about anything you might want to know about Edmonson County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Edmonson County court information. And more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Edmonson County Jail
110 Jackson Street
Brownsville, KY 42210
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (270) 597-2157
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 don’t know how to contact them?
Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
To find out who’s in jail at Edmonson County Jail you should go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.
The Edmonson County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find info about anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24-hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the inmate you are looking for is in a different jail you will want to check the other Kentucky county jails in our Kentucky County Jail Guide: Kentucky Jails
A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is a picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they’re on file.
Mugshots are on the Edmonson County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Edmonson County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in the inmate’s name, and a booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Edmonson County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and you can’t travel out of the county.
In most cases, an inmate at Edmonson County Jail will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount set in order to be released. If you don’t show up for court, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you must call the Edmonson County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use assets as collateral.
To find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- First, will have to answer some questions, like your full name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will get to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get released. It also can depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate must determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Just bring things that are allowed with you, like your driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.
The inmate need to provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Every visitor will have to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so visit the official Edmonson County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.
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 usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.
The Edmonson County Jail phone number is: (270) 597-2157
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read by staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Edmonson County Jail:
Edmonson County Jail
110 Jackson Street
Brownsville, KY 42210
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Edmonson County Jail
110 Jackson Street
Brownsville, KY 42210
The mail policy changes frequently, so you should visit the official Edmonson County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.
For more info on this subject, visit: Find an Attorney
If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law in Kentucky.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
All court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept and available to you at the Edmonson County Clerk of Court.
Court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The Edmonson County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.
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 and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?
You can you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- Their name.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Edmonson County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not see the exact address, rather the address block they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that includes a docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the Edmonson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:
- Drug crimes.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
During a criminal records search, usually won’t learn if they has had:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Other 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 facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Edmonson County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Edmonson County, the Edmonson County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Edmonson County jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Edmonson 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 Edmonson 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 procedure to send money to jail inmates can change, so it would be best to check the site when send funds to someone in jail there.
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 Edmonson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Edmonson 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.
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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.
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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
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Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?
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Links and Resources
Edmonson County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Edmonson County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Edmonson County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
Edmonson County Warrant Lookup
Edmonson County Jail Arrest Lookup
Send Funds to an Inmate at Edmonson County Jail
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