List Of Prison Facilities in Kentucky

Below is a complete list of prison facilities in Kentucky. The state of Kentucky has 412 prison facilities. The list includes local jails, federal prisons, and private facilities. Browse the whole list of prisons from the below table.



414 / 100K
Imprisonment Rate

Kentucky has a staggering imprisonment rate of 414 per 100,000 people. A total of 44,742 people are currently incarcerated in Kentucky. 55,460 other convicts are on probation and 14,429 are on parole. View recent arrests in Kentucky.

Search any prison in Kentucky using the below form. Just insert the prison name and we will show you search results matching your query.

Kentucky Prison and Jail System

Kentucky has 162 correctional facilities under the Department Of Correction. Kentucky also has 72 regional facilities in cities and councils where convicts are housed pre-trial. State also has 6 reentry facilities for housing inmates post-prison. 162 other facilities in the state are being used as administrative offices.

How to Search for Inmates in Kentucky

Kentucky Department of Justice allows you to search for inmates using their public tool. Perform a search by using the person's name, Inmate number, and Inmate ID. The search tool also allows filters like gender, race, age, etc.

Inmate search results show many pieces of information like matching inmate's name, gender, arrest records, crime date, release date, incarceration status, etc.

Prison Population In Kentucky By Incarceration Status

Incarceration Status Population
Probation 55,460
Parole 14,429
Life Sentence 1,339
Total Incarcerated 44,742

Prison Population By Gender

Gender Population
Male 16,528
Female 2,024

How To Use The Kentucky Prison Locator!

Searching for prisons in Kentucky has never been easier, we have 412 prisons in Kentucky. Using the search box above you can just type in any prison name or location of the facility we will find the right matches. Or you can use the classic way of browsing through the list of prisons from the below table. Using the table you can easily browse all the prisons in Kentucky. Once you find the prison facility you are looking for, visit the prison page to find information like:

  • Visiting hours
  • Visitation Rules
  • Phone number
  • Email id of the prison warden
  • Facility Address
  • Driving map
  • Prison Inmate Locator

How To Contact, Visit and Send Money To an Inmate In Kentucky

You can visit an Inmate in Kentucky only if you are on their visiting list. Only one visitation is allowed per week. Follow proper rules and regulations for a smooth visiting experience. Below mentioned are a few of them:

  • Wear appropriate clothes for the occasion
  • Bring your ID Card
  • Don't be late for your visit
  • Have a prior appointment booked
  • Respect the prison guards

To know more about visitation you can read our ultimate visitation guide.

Kentucky DOC allows family, relatives, and friends to send money to an inmate. Below are the steps you can follow to send money to an inmates trust fund or commissary account:

  1. Using the website or Mobile Apps Jpay Android / Jpay iOS
  2. You can also call 800-574-5729 to send money using your phone.
  3. MoneyGram: Using Moneygram, you can send money to an inmate, Visit any Moneygram location, and Provide your inmate id and prison name to the agent available, They will help you in the remaining process. Receive Code for Kentucky DOC: 1232.
  4. You can also send money order by mailing to:
    Business Office
    Inmate Name, #Inmate Id
    Bell County Forestry Camp 560 Correctional Drive Pineville, KY 40977
  5. Using western union can send money to your inmate Details to be filled are as below
    Pay to Bell County Forestry Camp
    Code City and State: BELL COUNTY/KY
    Account Number:  Inmate Name and Inmate Number are required

Contact An Inmate in Kentucky by using any of the following methods:

  • Mail an inmate using USPS, and send it to the inmate by mentioning the Inmate ID, And Inmate Name with the prison facility's address.
  • Contact via telephone using the phone number mentioned on the prison page. For first-time telephone, setup read our phone account setup guide.

Type Of Prisons In Kentucky

412 Facilities in Kentucky are of different Type and Security level. Below is the distribution of prisons according to the facility type and security levels.

Complete List Of Federal Prisons & Jails In Kentucky

This is full list of prisons in Kentucky. List has been limited to 20 results per page for better browsing experience. Navigate through each page to view whole list of facilities.

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Counties in Kentucky