Kentucky State Records

What are Inmate Records?

Kentucky inmate records consist of the personal and official data of persons incarcerated in prisons or county jails within the state. These records typically include information such as the full name and aliases of the detainee, full physical descriptions and/or mug shots, details of their arrest and booking, primary and secondary charges, bail/bond amounts and relevant court information. As per U.S. laws, all or some of this information may be obtained by querying the correctional facility where the inmate is held.

Kentucky’s Prison Structure

The Kentucky Department of Corrections manages the oversight of adult correctional facilities in the state. It also sets rules and standards for county-run facilities. In 2018, the agency managed 12 correctional facilities, including three minimum security prisons, three minimum/medium, three medium, two medium/maximum, one women’s facility (all security), and one maximum/supermax prison. Male inmates on death row are housed at the Kentucky State Penitentiary.

How Do I send money to an Inmate?

All payments to inmates housed in state-operated correctional facilities are processed through the payment service, JPay. Friends and families can make next-day deposits starting from $2.75. Payments can be made online using a credit card or debit card. Interested parties can also make payments by calling (800) 574-5729 and speaking with an agent or using the service’s free mobile app. In addition, cash deposits can be sent with Moneygram from any location with Walmart and CVS.

How Do I Contact an Inmate?

Friends and families can send messages using the US postal service. However, although inmates may make calls, members of the public are prohibited from directly calling an inmate. Only outgoing calls are permitted. During emergencies, individuals are advised to contact the shift supervisor on duty at (606) 337-7065. All inmate calls are collect.

How Do I Visit an Inmate?

Each of the correctional facilities in Kentucky has rules and guidelines for visitations. Friends, family members, and prospective visitors are advised to familiarize themselves with these rules before visits. Generally, most facilities restrict visits to a two-hour period, depending on the number of visitors and the amount of space.

Adult visitors must provide a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license, military ID card, state identification card or passport. Kids and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If neither is present, the accompanying adult must provide a signed and notarized written consent.

Most facilities permit a maximum of two or three adult visitors, depending on if it’s a controlled or contact visit. Sexual stimulation is prohibited as is hand-holding, touching or open-mouth kissing. Also, visitors are prohibited from sharing money or food, wearing low-cut clothing, or any outfit that reveals an undue amount of flesh. Any violation of the facility’s rules may result in the instant termination of the visit and a possible ban.

Can Anyone Visit an Inmate?

Visits are only permitted for individuals listed on an inmate’s visiting list. Most facilities limit the number of permitted visitors to three adults in addition to immediate family members. To get included in the list, requesters are required to submit a completed inmate application form, providing their name, address and contact detail as well as the information of the inmate. It’s vital that visitors avoid falsifying any information during their application. Most applications are screened with a background check to verify that the information contained is accurate. Incorrect or incomplete applications may result in a denial.

List of Adult Correctional Facilities in the State

Little Sandy Correctional Complex
505 Prison Connector,
Sandy Hook, KY 41171
(606) 738-6133

Roederer Correctional Complex
4000 Morgan Rd,
La Grange, KY 40031
(502) 222-0170

Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women
3000 Ash Ave,
Pewee Valley, KY 40056
(502) 241-8454

Blackburn Correctional Complex
3111 Spurr Rd,
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 246-2366

Northpoint Training Center
710 Walter Reed Rd,
Burgin, KY 40422
(859) 239-7012

Green River Correctional Complex
1200 River Rd,
Central City, KY 42330
(270) 754-5415

Western Kentucky Correctional Complex
374 New Bethel Church Rd,
Fredonia, KY 42411
(270) 388-9781

Kentucky State Penitentiary
266 Water St,
Eddyville, KY 42038
(270) 388-2211

Bell County Forest Camp
560 Correctional Dr,
Pineville, KY 40977
(606) 337-7065

Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex
200 Rd to Justice,
West Liberty, KY 41472
(606) 743-2800

Luther Luckett Correctional Complex
1612 Dawkins Rd,
La Grange, KY 40031
(502) 222-0363

Kentucky State Reformatory
3001 KY-146,
La Grange, KY 40032
(502) 222-9441

How Do I Find Inmate Records for Kentucky State Prison?

The Kentucky Department of Correction maintains a searchable offender online lookup service that contains public data on incarcerated inmates. Members of the public can search for general inmate information using an inmate’s full name. Results can be filtered to reveal inmates with photos. Searches can also be filtered by offender type, conviction information, location, and supervision.

Results provide general inmate information such as the inmate’s DOC/PID number, offense county, and current location. It also provides details on an inmate’s conviction information, any known aliases, a risk assessment rating, the inmate’s location and any update on parole.

Victims can also stay updated on the status of an offender by signing up with the automated Victim Identification and Notification (VINE) system. Backed by data from juvenile detention centers, prisons and county jails, it alerts subscribers when an offender is transferred, released, or being considered for parole.

Jail cell view through jail bars
Contact:(270) 214-9398

Results Include

Full Criminal Case Details:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Blackmail
  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Felonies
  • Firearms
  • Fraud
  • Infractions
  • Kidnapping
  • Larceny
  • Manslaughter
  • Mayhem
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Obstruction
  • Perjury
  • Parole Violation
  • Probation Violation
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Solicitation
  • Theft

Results are based upon available information from state, county and municipal databases, and may not include some or all of the above details.

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