Jessamine County Jail is located in Jessamine County, KY and is the correctional facility for this region. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Jessamine County Jail? This guide tells you information about everything you might want to know about Jessamine County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Jessamine County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you info that you need to make going to jail less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.
Jessamine County Jail
101 S. 2Nd St.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (859) 885-4139
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is in jail and want to find out where they are?
Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to search who’s in jail at Jessamine County Jail you will need to visit their link and perform an inmate search.
The Jessamine County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get information for anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information faster if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one may be at another jail you will want to check our guide to other Kentucky jails: Kentucky County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is the photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they are stored.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the Jessamine County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Jessamine County Jail. When viewing online you will need to put in the inmate’s name, and the arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Jessamine County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For a more in-depth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released from jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the area.
Usually, inmates will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can be released. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Jessamine County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Jessamine County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is really easy. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released into your care. 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, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Jessamine County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
- You must answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, address, birth date and contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- You will get to use the telephone so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be released. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge must determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring necessary items with you, for example your driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Jessamine County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.
The Jessamine County Jail phone number is: (859) 885-4139
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You have to print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail officers, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Jessamine County Jail:
Jessamine County Jail
101 S. 2Nd St.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Jessamine County Jail
101 S. 2Nd St.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
The mail policy changes, so you should review the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.
For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: Find a Lawyer
If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law in Kentucky.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
Jessamine County court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a case file containing a docket and all documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents related to your case are available at the Jessamine County Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
The Jessamine County court magistrate is the person that will preside over your case. Magistrates do different functions, such as determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.
After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.
Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do so, you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Jessamine County court website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Jessamine County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.
Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Jessamine County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but remember that you can’t get the street address, but only 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 case file that includes a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Jessamine County Courthouse and inquire in person, or you can check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.
A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not find if they have had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- 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.
- You have the right to protection from the accused.
- You have the right to notification.
- You have the right to attend proceedings.
- You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- You have the right to restitution.
- You have the right to a speedy trial.
- You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Commissary and food
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Prisoner activities and programs
To get this information, you will have to do a driving history search.
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On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Jessamine County, the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that spending time in the Jessamine County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Jessamine 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 Jessamine 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 at Jessamine County Jail can change, so you should review the the Jessamine County Jail website before send money 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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Jessamine County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jessamine 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 at Jessamine County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?
If so, then you should write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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Links and Resources
Jessamine County Jail Visitation Procedures
Jessamine County Jail Jail Mail Link
Jessamine County Jail Inmate Search
Jessamine County Warrant Lookup
Jessamine County Jail Arrest Lookup
Jessamine County Jail Send Money Procedure
Jessamine County Jail Employment
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