Elliott County Jail is in Elliott County and is the primary jail for the area. Know someone locked up in Elliott County Jail? This page gives you information about everything you might want to know about Elliott County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Elliott County Jail. How to view Elliott County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information and advice that you need to make going to jail less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that would help others would be welcome.
Elliott County Jail
P.O. Box 729
Sandy Hook, KY 41171
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (606) 738-5422
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 need to contact them?
Has someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
In order to see who’s in jail at Elliott County Jail you should click on their website and do an inmate lookup.
The Elliott County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information quicker if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you can check our guide to other Kentucky jails: List of all jails in Kentucky
A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Elliott County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the person’s legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Elliott County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. 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 will not be available to the public. 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 services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to leave the county.
In most cases, prisoners at Elliott County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Elliott County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Elliott County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process is made up of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
- You will answer some questions, such as your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- They will let you make a telephone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be given a jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will be released. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you must start your sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Elliott County Jail visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you visit the jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.
Phone Number: (606) 738-5422
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and inspected and read by staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Elliott County Jail is:
Elliott County Jail
P.O. Box 729
Sandy Hook, KY 41171
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Elliott County Jail
P.O. Box 729
Sandy Hook, KY 41171
The inmate mail policy at Elliott County Jail changes, so double check the the Elliott County Jail website before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you get 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 locate an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the court system in Elliott County. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.
For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the Kentucky State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
All court records are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or by going to the Elliott County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are maintained at the Elliott County Clerk of Court.
Court fees are all costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Elliott County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do different tasks, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember you can ask to receive your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.
Do you want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do so, just go to the Elliott County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants online or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Elliott County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the website, but you should know that you can’t get the actual address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the Elliott County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Elliott County Courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:
- Drug offenses.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not be able to find out if they has had:
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- 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.
- Conditions in Elliott County Jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Other Inmates.
- Gang activity
- Programs and activities
To search for this information, you will have to do a driving history search.
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Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Elliott County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of being incarcerated in Elliott County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Elliott 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 Elliott 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 someone in jail is likely to change, so you should visit the official Elliott County Jail site 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.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Elliott County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Elliott 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.
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 spent any time in Elliott County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited someone at Elliott County Jail?
If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience because other people will know what to expect.
Things you can write in your review:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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Links and Resources
Elliott County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Elliott County Jail Jail Mail Link
Locate an inmate at Elliott County Jail
Elliott County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
Elliott County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Send Funds to an Inmate at Elliott County Jail
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