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Allen County Detention Center Inmate Search

Allen Sheriff | Scottsville Police

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Kentucky Allen 70
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
jail: 196 Wood Street
sheriff: 194 Wood Street
police: 194 West Wood Street
Scottsville, KY 42164
FAX
jail: 270-237-4393
 

Why and How Drugs Are Divided Into Different Classes and Levels

The class of drug is typically included in the criminal charge for possession, sale or use. For examples, the charge would read, “Possession of a Class I drug for resale,” or “Possession of a Class II drug”. How They’re Classed While each agency determines which drugs fall into each schedule, class or level, they are [...]

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The 12-Step program is not the only method used in rehabs to assist addicts in getting clean and living sober lifestyles. Some rehabs accomplish the same goals through the following means: Medication Medications are available to assist with addiction. For Opiate addicts, the medication blocks Opiate cravings and in some cases will cause you to [...]

Caring for an Inmate, Even If You Can't Visit the Jail or Prison

Visits are a lifeline for most inmates, but if his jail is very far away, or there are other reasons that make it impossible for you to visit, there are other steps you can take to let him know he is not alone. Lots of mail: Even if you can’t write a letter each day [...]

The High Price of Jail Calls: Reducing the Cost of Long Distance Calls

If the jail where your inmate lives is far enough away that the calls from the jail are long distance, communication can become beyond your budget. Private companies provide services to jails for those calls by leasing telephone lines from Bell South or other phone companies and they pass the cost onto you while making [...]

Will They Let Me Drive an Inmate to the Doctor?

For the most part, any time a county jail inmate leaves a jail, official personnel transport him to medical appointments, but in some counties, depending on the circumstances, family members are allowed to provide the transportation. Each jail sets the rules. Here are some general guidelines: The severity of the crime comes into play. Obviously, [...]

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A sentence of 25 to life is very open-ended and frequently, it’s not in the offender’s favor. If your boyfriend is facing a 25 to life sentence, the bad news is he could potentially spend the rest of his life in prison. The good news is that after 25 years he will be eligible to [...]

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When you’re locked up, your diet is not going to be the best when it comes to healthy, low-fat foods. This translates to weight gain unless you take steps to counteract the food’s effect on your body. While state prisons often have outdoor yards that contain exercise equipment, many county jails don’t even let the [...]

Can Inmates Receive Visitors While they are in the Hospital?

Most inmate medical needs are taken care of at the county jail through a doctor and nursing staff. Sometimes a health condition arises that requires hospitalization.  Hospital visitation rules depend on several factors: Jail rules: Some jails have a non-negotiable rule that inmates in the hospital cannot receive visitors. They consider it a security

Rejected for Inmate Visitation: Why did the jail tell me I can't visit?

You had your heart set on visiting an inmate but the jail has said you can’t?  Here’s why: A prior incident: If guards became suspicious of your behaviors during an earlier visit, but cannot prove you did something wrong, you will avoid a charge but be rejected for visits. For example, the guards suspect you [...]

Protective Custody in Prison: The Pros and Cons

Protective Custody can be a double-edged sword. It is a method for protecting an inmate from physical harm, but one the inmate is in PC (Protective custody), word spreads quickly and when the inmate is later placed back in general population, lots of people might have a problem. It is important to weigh the pros [...]

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Your inmate might ask you to put a telephone call of his through to another person by using the three-way system. Most cell phones and landlines are set up so that three people can converse on one phone call. Jails around the country typically don’t allow this. Here are some of the facts. Why Do [...]

An Inmate Must Communicate With the Jail Nurses for Good Care

Due to HIPPA laws, most nurses will refuse to discuss your inmate’s medical condition with you unless the inmate provides prior written permission. It will be up to the inmate to work the system from inside. These steps will guide both the inmate and his family on the best way to get medical care while [...]

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Jails and prisons can be violent environments, but there are things you can do to minimize your chances of confrontation and trouble. 1.  Show no fear – This doesn’t mean bullying. It means showing a quiet confidence. Always remain aware of your surroundings, but do it casually without looking nervous. How to build quiet confidence [...]

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In the movies, inmates commit crimes and nothing ever happens to them. In real life, committing a crime in jail will usually get the inmate a new criminal charge. Here is how it works. How will they establish what happened? The jail will investigate any suspected crime, just as if it happened on the outside. [...]

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Visiting an Inmate in the Allen County Jail in Kentucky

The state of Kentucky is perhaps best known for the big horse race that is run there every year, as well as the bourbon they produce. It's perhaps ironic that a little bit too much of the latter can often land you in trouble, and when that happens, a little trip to the Allen County Detention Center might very well be in order. There are of course plenty of other things that can land a person behind bars, but it's usually always love that makes a family member want to visit someone who has been incarcerated there. Every jail in the United States is aware of the importance of visitation, and of how it can lift the spirits of an inmate, but they are also aware that a pretty strict set of rules has to be adhered to in order for the visitation to take place.

Visiting Rules

Allen County, Kentucky is not the biggest jail in the country by any stretch of the imagination, but it does have some very big rules when it comes to allowing friends and family members to visit the inmates housed there. Rules are put in place to protect the safety of everyone involved, as well as to ensure that order is kept at all times. The slightest deviation from those rules will result in the visit being cut short and the person in violation be asked to leave the premises. Visitation time is a privilege that can very quickly be revoked if the following rules are not paid attention to:

  • No food or drink shall be brought into the jail
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • Children are allowed to visit, but must be on their best behavior at all times
  • Any letters or pictures in your possession need to be mailed and cannot be delivered in person
  • You may leave clothing, but only that which is allowed
  • Money can be left during the visit, as can phone cards which are available for purchase in the lobby of the jail

Visiting Hours

There are set times allowed for visitation to the Allen County Detention Center, and the best advice you can probably get is to be on time. The inmates are only granted one thirty minute visit per week, which has to be scheduled in advance. One person can set the time, but anyone wishing to participate in the visitation has to be there at the scheduled time. If the inmate is brought out for visitation and the visiting group is not yet there, the inmate will be returned to the cell and a new time will have to be scheduled.

The current visitation schedule can be changed at any time without prior notice, but for now it looks like this:

  • Females - Monday and Thursday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Males - Monday and Thursday 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Community service visitation:

  • Females - Monday and Thursday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Males - Monday and Thursday 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Saturday Visitation:

  • Females - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Males - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

As already stated, these times are subject to change without any prior warning. Please be prepared to follow all of the rules outlined above out of respect for the system, as well as for all other visitors. Any attempt to visit outside of the assigned times will be met with rejection, no matter what the circumstances may be. Compared to some of the other facilities across the country, the rules at Allen County are not quite as strict, but they must be obeyed at all times.

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How to use the Inmate Search for Allen County Jail in Kentucky

We live in a time where it seems like anything can be bought, sold, or found with just a couple of mouse clicks. This has made much of what we do that much more convenient, but it's not till you try to locate someone in jail that you realize just how far technology has actually come. There was a time not so very long ago when you could have a loved one placed in jail, sentenced and released before you would ever be able to track down where they were located. The internet has changed all that, and those mouse clicks we mentioned earlier are all you need to track down a loved one behind bars.

There are county jails systems that have very intricate inmate search tools, and then there are those that are pretty basic. The Allen County inmate search tool is pretty basic, but it does arm you with a ton of information about the person you are looking for. In order to use this tool, you must first head to the Allen County Detention center website where you will find a link on the left hand menu that says ‘Current Inmates." That will lead you to a list of currently incarcerated individuals listed in alphabetical order with the following information:

  • Last name
  • First name
  • Middle name
  • Book date
  • Release date

Assuming the person you are looking for hasn't been released, you can click their name to be taken to the following information:

  • Mug shot
  • Vital statistics (age, height, weight, sex, etc.)
  • Status
  • Control number
  • Code
  • Bond type
  • Bond amount
  • Court type
  • Court date
  • Arresting officer
  • Inmate classification
  • Much, much more

There are very few inmate searches that provide as much information about the person you are looking for as the Allen County search. There are some places that will only give the most basic of information, and who won't even supply a mug shot. They have certainly gone out of their way to ensure that you can easily find who you are looking for. The county does all that it can to ensure that all the information provided is up to date and accurate, but please be aware that errors can occur.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Allen County Jail in Kentucky

The communication possibilities and guidelines; writing, phone calls, visitation.

There may be no anguish greater than knowing that you are not able to see the people you love whenever you want to. It's something that most of us simply take for granted, but which is one of the first things taken away when someone is incarcerated. That said, the jail system is well aware that allowing inmates to keep in touch with friends and family is a great way to keep everyone in the general population relatively happy. While face to face visitation is something that most would prefer, the times at which that can happen are extremely limited. That means that mail becomes very important, which is almost ironic when you consider how archaic the notion of sending a letter has become today. For many in jail, though, letters can be a bright spot in a bad situation, so let's look at the regulations concerning mail and other forms of communication in the Allen County jail system.

Mail

When face to face visits take place, most jails will restrict physical contact or the exchange of goods. This is done to ensure the safety of everyone present, and also to make sure that no contraband is illegally passed on. Here is what you can do with the mail:

  • Photographs are allowed to be sent via mail, assuming they are not suggestive or pornographic in nature
  • Money can be sent in the mail, or it can also be dropped off at the jail in person
  • Letters must not include hateful or salacious wording
  • No contraband of any kind can be added to the mail
  • All letters are subject to opening and search before being passed on
  • Mail letter, including the full name of the inmate to : Allen County Detention Center, 196 Wood Street, Scottsville, KY, 42164

Telephone

The Allen County Detention center will not accept incoming calls intended for inmates. Exceptions may be made in the case of an emergency, but those will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Inmates are allowed to make calls, although they will be on a collect basis if they do not have the funds to pay. You can buy phone cards for loved ones who have been incarcerated, and they are available for purchase in the lobby of the jail. While mail cannot be passed to an inmate during visitation, money and calling cards are allowed.

Visitation

Given the option, most people would prefer face to face as their first choice of communication, but the times where that can happen are very limited. Visitation times are generally set in stone, although they can change at a moment's notice. If you want to visit an inmate in the Allen County jail, you will need to schedule and appointment and make sure that you show up on time, every time. Here is the current visitation schedule:

  • Females - Monday and Thursday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Males - Monday and Thursday 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Community service visitation:

  • Females - Monday and Thursday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Males - Monday and Thursday 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Saturday Visitation:

  • Females - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Males - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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