Marion County Detention Center is in Marion County, KY and is the correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for someone in jail at Marion County Detention Center? This site tells you info about anything you might need to know about Marion County Detention Center: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. 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 stressful thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer info that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.
Marion County Detention Center
201 Warehouse Road
Lebanon, KY 40033
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 270-692-5802
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?
Has someone who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
To see who’s in jail at Marion County Detention Center you have to click on their web site and use the inmate search.
The Marion County Detention Center Inmate Search is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can get information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If the inmate you are looking for might be in a different jail you can check the other Kentucky county jails in our Kentucky County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Kentucky
A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is a photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored.
Mugshots of Marion County Detention Center prisoners can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Marion County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the first and last name, and an arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Marion County Detention Center site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For a more in-depth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
If you are in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the county.
In most cases, an inmate are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day after work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you can get out of jail. If you miss your court date, that person will lose all of the 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. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Marion County Detention Center website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its really easy. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.
If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
You can find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman
Have you ever had to find a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- You will answer some questions, like your full legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will get to make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you will be given a jail jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any things that could help other people that get arrested make it through jail intake?
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Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you need to start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into the log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that does not have a visitation order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you review the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
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. Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely.
Phone Number: 270-692-5802
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Marion County Detention Center, use this address:
Marion County Detention Center
201 Warehouse Road
Lebanon, KY 40033
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Marion County Detention Center
201 Warehouse Road
Lebanon, KY 40033
The Marion County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes often, so check the official Marion County Detention Center site before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in Marion County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.
To read more about this, go to: Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
All court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.
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 also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are held at Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
A Magistrate is the person that will preside over your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you can ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to query the Marion County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Marion County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are freely available.
Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but remember that you will not get the actual address, rather the address block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Marion County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the county courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might 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 any crimes, which can include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not find if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions in Marion County Detention Center.
- Jail layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Prisoner programs and activities
To search for this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may make it easier for others.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Marion County, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of getting locked up in the Marion County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Marion 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 Marion 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 procedure to send money to inmates can change, so review the site 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 Marion County Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Marion 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 this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Marion County Detention Center?
If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your experience so others can find out what to expect.
What to include in your review:
Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
Tell the World All About It
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Did you make friends in jail? Trying to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.
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Links and Resources
Marion County Detention Center Visitation
Marion County Detention Center Jail Mail Policy Link
Find an inmate at Marion County Detention Center
Marion County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
Marion County Detention Center Arrest Lookup
Marion County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
Marion County Detention Center Employment
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