Fulton County Detention Center is in Fulton County, KY and is the main jail for this area. Do you know someone in Fulton County Detention Center? This page gives you all about everything a person needs to know about Fulton County Detention Center: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. 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 and daunting thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you need to make getting locked up less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.
Fulton County Detention Center
2010 South Seventh Street
Hickman, KY 42050
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To look up who is in jail at Fulton County Detention Center you will need to visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.
The Fulton County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested, including status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information on anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information fast if you’ve got their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or family member may be at another county jail you will want to check our Kentucky county jail guide: List of all county jails in Kentucky
A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.
Mugshots of Fulton County Detention Center inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Fulton County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Fulton County Detention Center website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For more information about removing your mugshot, 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
Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you do bail out you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you can’t leave the county.
Typically, an inmate will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You will need to call the Fulton County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Fulton County Detention Center website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be discharged. 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 just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman may require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.
To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Fulton County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process takes you through each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- First, must answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.
Inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Fulton County Detention Center visitation procedures are always changing, so you should double-check the official site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.
The Fulton County Detention Center phone number is: 270-236-2405
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Fulton County Detention Center is:
Fulton County Detention Center
2010 South Seventh Street
Hickman, KY 42050
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Fulton County Detention Center
2010 South Seventh Street
Hickman, KY 42050
The Fulton County Detention Center inmate mail policy can change, so it would be best to review the official website before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.
For more information about how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Fulton County court records are public records. They include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You can access your court records via the Fulton County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Fulton County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
The Fulton County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your court case. They do different functions, such as determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.
Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you should go to the Fulton County jail website, and search by:
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the Fulton County court website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t see the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:
- Drug Possession.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
When you do a criminal history search, usually will not find out if someone has had any:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Prisoner safety
- Inmate activities and programs
To search for driving records, you have to do a driving history search.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Fulton County, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of getting locked up in the Fulton County jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Fulton County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Fulton County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The rules for sending money to jail inmates could change, so be sure to review the the Fulton County Detention Center website when you send any funds.
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 Fulton County Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Fulton County Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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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 an inmate in Fulton County Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Fulton County Detention Center?
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Fulton County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
Fulton County Detention Center Mail Policy
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Fulton County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry Link
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