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Ballard County Detention Center Information
132 Mayola Avenue
Wickliffe, KY 42087
Phone Number: (270) 335-3693
The Ballard County Detention Center is located at 132 Mayola Avenue in Wickliffe, KY and is a medium security county jail operated by the Ballard County Sheriff’s Department.This page tells you information about anything a person needs to know about the Ballard County Detention Center, such as how to locate an inmate, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, how to find Ballard County court records, and lots more.
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This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others is welcome.
Ballard County Detention Center Inmate Search
Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to find out where they are? Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
In order to look up who’s in jail at the Ballard County Detention Center you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Ballard County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of individuals who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get the same information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Ballard County Detention Center Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Ballard County Detention Center takes you through each of these steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
The first step is that you have to answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact, and you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID number and you will get fingerprinted. Then, Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
You will get to make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.
When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get released. It also might depend on whether you have a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, you should expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Ballard County Detention Center Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates need to list information about each visitor to the Ballard County Detention Center before you can visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Ballard County Detention Center are always changing, so call the official Ballard County Detention Center at (270) 335-3693 before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
|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|
In order to visit an inmate at the Ballard County Detention Center you must first be on this person’s visitation list.
Make sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones are allowed at Ballard County Detention Center, and you will be searched. No personal belongings. Anyone probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before they can visit. Such visitation is not going to be approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 is related to the inmate, they must 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, the minor 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 magazines to an inmate at the Ballard County Detention Center. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Ballard County Detention Center 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 Ballard County Detention Center:
Ballard County Detention Center
132 Mayola Avenue
Wickliffe, KY 42087
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Ballard County Detention Center
132 Mayola Avenue
Wickliffe, KY 42087
The mail policy at the Ballard County Detention Center changes often, so be sure to review the the Ballard County Detention Center website before you send a letter to an inmate.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Ballard County Detention Center. 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 Ballard County Detention Center 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 believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Ballard County jail website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for driving under the influence (DUI), drug offenses, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to someone in jail might change, so it would be best to visit the Ballard County Detention Center site when send funds to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Ballard County Detention Center
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 Ballard County Detention Center uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (270) 335-3693 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 Ballard County Detention Center store. Inmates can buy different things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind that you will most likely want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that the inmate can purchase if they have sufficient funds in their trust account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to personal hygiene products such as 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
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Ballard County Detention Center are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail 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 you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.
Phone Number: (270) 335-3693
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at each facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits these phone service providers make from all of the phone calls that inmates make are split 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 Ballard County Detention Center. The prices are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three factors will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: 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 state prisons and local jails learning how to lower your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on inmate phone calls. There are some prisons or jails where we will not be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail or prison has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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