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Fayette County Jail Information
600 Old Frankfort Circle
Lexington, KY 40510
Phone Number: (859) 425-2700
The Fayette County Jail is located at 600 Old Frankfort Circle in Lexington, KY and is a medium security county jail operated by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.This site tells you information about everything you might want to know about the Fayette County Jail, like how to locate an inmate at the Fayette County Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures, court information, and more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to others would be welcome.
Fayette County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and need to find out where they are? Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To find out who is in jail at the Fayette County Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Fayette County Jail Inmate Search has information about individuals who are in jail, including status, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information for anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
Fayette County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Fayette County Jail is made up of each of these steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
First you must answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person, and they’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID and you will be fingerprinted. Then, Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform.
Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out 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 are given a release date, expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Fayette County Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Fayette County Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. All visitors is required to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Fayette County Jail visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you call the official Fayette County Jail at (859) 425-2700 before you 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 Fayette County Jail you must first have your name on this person’s approved visitation list.
Make sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license with you to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones at Fayette County Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. Usually is not normally 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 the visitor is younger than 18 years old 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 in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Fayette County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Fayette 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 Fayette County Jail:
Fayette County Jail
600 Old Frankfort Circle
Lexington, KY 40510
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Fayette County Jail
600 Old Frankfort Circle
Lexington, KY 40510
The Fayette County Jail mail policy changes, so it would be best to review the official Fayette County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Fayette 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 Fayette 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 have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records online or 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. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and any documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Fayette County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include, drug Possession, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to inmates at the Fayette County Jail change frequently, so be sure to double check the Fayette County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Fayette 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 Fayette County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (859) 425-2700 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 Fayette County Jail store. You can purchase different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind that you will most likely need to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that inmates 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 like 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 Fayette County Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.
The Fayette County Jail phone number is: (859) 425-2700
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at each facility that they operate, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits these phone service providers make off of 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 Fayette County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. These 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 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 prisons or jails where we won’t be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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