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Allen County Jail Information
196 West Wood Street
Scottsville, KY 42164
Phone: (270) 237-3226
The Allen County Jail is located at 196 West Wood Street in Scottsville, KY and is a medium security county jail operated by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.This guide will tell you information about anything a person needs to know about the Allen County Jail, like how to do a jail inmate search, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures and booking, how to find Allen County court records, and much, much more.
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The goal of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.
Allen County Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is locked up and want to contact them? Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
To search who’s in jail at the Allen County Jail you need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Allen County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of individuals who have been arrested, including status, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find information about anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Allen County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Allen County Jail includes these steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
You will answer some questions, like what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person, and they’ll also ask about your medical and mental history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
You will get to use the telephone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge has to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Allen County Jail Visitation
The inmate must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Allen County Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors is required to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Allen County Jail visitation procedures change often, so call the facility at (270) 237-3226 before you go to visitation.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
Before you can visit someone at the Allen County Jail you must first have your name on their visitation list.
Be sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visit because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones are allowed at Allen County Jail, and you will be searched before entering. No personal belongings. Persons on must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before they can visit. This kind of visitation is not approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, this visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Allen County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Allen County Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Allen County Jail:
Allen County Jail
196 West Wood Street
Scottsville, KY 42164
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Allen County Jail
196 West Wood Street
Scottsville, KY 42164
The Allen County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you double check the the Allen County Jail website before you send a letter.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Allen County Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Allen County Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Allen County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Allen County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is available to anyone.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Allen County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include, drug offenses, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to inmates change frequently, so it would be best to check the Allen County Jail site when you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Allen County Jail
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.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Allen County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (270) 237-3226 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Allen County Jail store. An inmate can purchase several different things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind that you will most likely need to use the commissary every day, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that inmates can purchase if they have enough money in their commissary account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to hygiene products including soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from the Allen County Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: (270) 237-3226
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they get to set the prices. The money these phone service providers make from all inmate phone calls are shared with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Allen County Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two pricing tiers based on where the inmate is calling. The following three things will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails learning how to decrease your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on calling your inmate. There are some circumstances where we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail has set their inmate calling prices so high that nobody can save you money.
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