Webster County Jail is located in Webster County, Kentucky and is the main jail for this region. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Webster County Jail? This guide tells you about anything related to Webster County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Webster County Jail. How to view Webster County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to offer advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.
Webster County Jail
141 Stegal St.
Dixon, KY 42409
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (270) 639-7032
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to find them?
Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
In order to find out who’s in jail at Webster County Jail you need to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.
The Webster County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also find the same information on anyone booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or family member might be at a different jail you can look here: List of all county jails in Kentucky
A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots can be searched on the Webster County Jail website, or you can see them at the Webster County Jail. When viewing online you need to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Webster County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.
In most cases, an inmate will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to stay jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to put up ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Webster County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its really easy if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Get Out 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 takes you through these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you have to answer some questions, like your full legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- They will allow you to use the telephone in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.
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Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to determine your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.
The inmate need to provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will go in the log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.
The Webster County Jail phone number is: (270) 639-7032
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and inspected by staff, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Webster County Jail is:
Webster County Jail
141 Stegal St.
Dixon, KY 42409
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Webster County Jail
141 Stegal St.
Dixon, KY 42409
The Webster County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so you should visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.
To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the Kentucky State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Kentucky.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?
Webster County court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a court case file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You have the ability to access your court records with the online service, or at the Webster County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records relating to your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, 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 may get out of having to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, such as determining how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are able to request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To find this out you should visit the Webster County jail website, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Webster County jail website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.
Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Webster County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the street address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the Webster County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug offenses.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
If you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to see if someone has had any:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people.
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The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Webster County, the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that spending time in Webster County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Webster 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 Webster 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 might change, so we suggest that you review the official Webster County Jail site when 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
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Types of Jobs at Webster County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Webster 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 locked up at Webster County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?
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Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
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Links and Resources
Webster County Jail Visitation
Webster County Jail Jail Mail Link
Webster County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
Webster County Warrant Lookup
Webster County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Send Funds to an Inmate at Webster County Jail
Webster County Jail Employment
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