Scott County Jail is in Scott County and is the correctional facility for that county. Looking for someone incarcerated at Scott County Jail? This site gives you information about everything you might want to know about Scott County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Scott County Jail? Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And more…
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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips that you need to make the process less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Scott County Jail
120 N. Hamilton
Georgetown, KY 40324
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: 502 863-7855
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 locate them?
Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to find them?
In order to see who is in jail at Scott County Jail you will need to go to their website and perform an inmate search.
The Scott County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get info about anybody booked or released within the past 24-hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find the information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you’re searching for is at another jail you can check our guide to other Kentucky jails: Kentucky County Jails Listing
A mugshot, or booking photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they will be stored.
Mugshots of Scott County Jail inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Scott County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the person’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Scott County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and you won’t be allowed to leave the county.
Typically, a prisoner at Scott County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set so you are able to be released. If you don’t show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Scott County Jail. 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 Scott County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its really easy. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner 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 just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman might use assets as collateral for the bond.
You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Scott County Jail
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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
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- You must answer some basic questions, such as what your legal name is, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- They will let you use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take between 10 minutes to all day. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, you should expect to get released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items with you, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.
Inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Scott County Jail can change, so review the official Scott County Jail jail 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 much more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.
The Scott County Jail phone number is: 502 863-7855
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Scott County Jail is:
Scott County Jail
120 N. Hamilton
Georgetown, KY 40324
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Scott County Jail
120 N. Hamilton
Georgetown, KY 40324
The mail policy at Scott County Jail changes often, so visit the official Scott County Jail site before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system in Scott County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.
For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the Kentucky 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 record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in the case. You have the ability to access your court records via the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
The Scott County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you are able to request to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your term.
Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?
You can you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Scott County court website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Scott County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and this information is accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Scott County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t get the street address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, usually will not see if they have had any infractions like moving violations:
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Any 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 at the jail.
- Jail facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates.
- Prisoner programs and activities
To search for driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the Scott County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.
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On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Scott County, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Scott County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that spending time in Scott County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Scott 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 Scott 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 rules for sending funds to someone in jail can change, so visit the site when 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 Scott County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Scott 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 been a prisoner at Scott County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Scott County Jail?
If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so others will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?
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Links and Resources
Scott County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Scott County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Locate an inmate at Scott County Jail
Scott County Warrant Inquiry
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