Lee County Jail is located in Lee County, Kentucky and is the primary jail for that area. Are you looking for somebody in Lee County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Lee County Jail: How to locate an inmate. How to view Lee County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Lee County court information. 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 gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that might be a benefit to others is appreciated.
Lee County Jail
61 River Street
Beattyville, KY 41311
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (606) 464-3600
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and need to contact them?
Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
To search who’s in jail at Lee County Jail you have to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate search.
The Lee County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information on anyone processed or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get the information faster if you enter their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If the person you are looking for is at another jail you should check the other Kentucky county jails in our Kentucky County Jail Guide: Kentucky County Jails
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is a picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.
Mugshots can be viewed on the Lee County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Lee County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the inmate’s name, and the arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Lee County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave the area.
Typically, a prisoner at Lee County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day after work, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to be released. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You will have to call the Lee County Jail 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. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Lee County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its very simple to do. First of all, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman
Have you ever had to find a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience and let us know how it worked out for you.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you must answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
- You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- They will allow you to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Can you share any things that will help other people that get arrested to get through jail intake?
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When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take between 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge has to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, expect to get discharged in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, report to the jail, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go to jail, such as your driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visitation order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so review the official site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Lee County Jail phone number is: (606) 464-3600
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Lee County Jail:
Lee County Jail
61 River Street
Beattyville, KY 41311
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Lee County Jail
61 River Street
Beattyville, KY 41311
The Lee County Jail mail policy changes, so we suggest that you check the the Lee County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.
For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
All court records are public records. They have a case file containing a docket and all documents and motions in your case. You are able to access court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are available at the Lee County Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the fees and 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 been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
The Lee County magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. They do a number of different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.
Are you trying to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty simple to do, just you should query the Lee County jail website, and do a search using:
- Their name.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Lee County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.
A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by going to the Lee County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
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 in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to see the street address, rather the block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not discover if that person had:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Any accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Inmate activities and programs
To search for driving records, you must do a driving records search.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the Lee County courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story may help other people.
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The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lee County, the Lee County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Lee County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have 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 Lee 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 Lee 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 process for sending money to someone in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you review the official website before you send funds to an inmate.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Lee County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lee County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been incarcerated at Lee County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?
If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.
What to put in your review:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?
Tell Your Story
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to find a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.
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Links and Resources
Lee County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Lee County Jail Mail Policy
Lee County Jail Inmate Search
Lee County Warrant Inquiry
Lee County Jail Arrest Lookup
Send Funds to an Inmate at Lee County Jail
Lee County Jail Employment
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