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Solitary Confinement for Teenagers is a Bad Idea. Here's What We Can Do About It.

Inhumane disciplinary isolation for incarcerated children is causing suicides and other harm. All who believe that teenagers deserve special attention at their time of need will be interested in the recommendations in this New York Times piece. Read about it here: End Solitary Confinement for Teenagers

A Bath Salt Addict Describes Why She Gave Them Up

How did you discover bath salts? I was on probation and my probation officer was giving me random drug tests. A friend told me that the current drug screens being used in my county didn't check for bath salts so it would be a high that I couldn't be violated for. I decided to try […]

With One Free Jail Call, Who Should I Reach Out To When I Get Arrested?

Anyone who has been incarcerated will tell you that once you are booked, given inmate attire, and assigned to a housing unit, your connection with the outside world is greatly reduced. During the booking process most jails will allow you one free phone call before taking you to your unit. Make it count. Very few […]

He is a Drug Addict, but he Keeps Passing Drug Tests – How?

The probation department has the ability to send a test off to be examined for tampering, but you don't have those same connections. Understanding how they can be cheated will help you test him more effectively. Related: How do America's drug courts work? The Houdini switch Drug users have this down to a science. Everyone […]

Dealing with a Drug Addict: How I Started Letting Go

If you are dealing with an addict in your life, you already know that you won't be able to keep it up forever. There will come a point where you will need to reclaim your life and get back among the living. Years ago, I began taking gradual steps toward letting go and by the […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Louisiana

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Louisiana include: If You've Been Charged You cannot vote in Louisiana if you are incarcerated […]

Pregnant and Imprisoned

My name is Ashley. My probation officer violated me and had me sent to jail for three months. I was four months pregnant at the time. When I got to the jail, I told them I was pregnant, and they had me see a nurse practitioner right away who set up an appointment for an […]

What Happens When an Illegal Immigrant Commits a Crime?

If and undocumented immigrant is charged with committing a crime, there can be three different legal outcomes. 1. ICE Gets Involved The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enter information about an arrested immigrant into a database that is monitored. This department has the authority to take custody of the immigrant, investigate his standing

4 Good Places to Find Prison Pen Pals

Learn About Them Through friends. If you know someone who is incarcerated or has a family member incarcerated, ask for the name of an inmate who might like having a pen pal. This is an excellent way to meet pen pals because they can give a personal recommendation. Use Pen Pal Sites. There are several […]

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn't always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines. Possession Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount. […]

Best Days for Inmate Phone Calls

As much as you would like to talk to your inmate each day, the cost of inmate phone calls makes this impossible for most people. If your budget can only handle a couple of calls a week, tell your inmate to call you on Thursdays and Sundays. Thursday Thursday phone calls give you almost the […]

Consequences of Introducing Contraband

It might be tempting to bring your inmate something from the outside, but doing so can have very serious consequences. If your inmate asks you to bring something illegal into the facility, he or she is not thinking clearly, therefore, it is up to you to be strong and not get the both of you […]

5 Things Not to Talk About During Jail Calls

When he calls, it is a natural instinct to talk to him about what's going on in your life, but be careful. Never lie to him, but be smart about what topics you bring up to speak about. These 5 things should probably wait for an in person visit or for when he comes home. […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Massachusetts

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but that right can be lost if you're a convicted felon. It's up to the each state to decide their laws about restoring rights. The laws for Massachusetts include: If You're Charged If you've been charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

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The Louisville Metro Jail in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Louisville Metro Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Louisville Metro Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Jefferson County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Kentucky Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Louisville Metro Jail are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facilities in Jefferson County, Kentucky are: Louisville Community Correctional Center, Louisville Metro Dept of Corrections. In addition, Jefferson County houses the following juvenile facility: Louisville Metro Youth Detention Center.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Jefferson County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Louisville Metro Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Jefferson County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



Louisville Metro Jail Inmate Search

Louisville Metro Police

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Kentucky Jefferson 1914
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
400 South 6th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
FAX
502-574-2184
Prior to visiting an inmate, please obtain the inmate's CIN number by calling 1-800-511-1670 or obtaining it from the offender's booking information to the left (or below if you are using mobile).
 

Why The Male Model Doesn't Work for Women Inmates

This is content sponsored by Netflix (producers of Orange Is The New Black) for the New York Times. There are some interesting facts and a few videos worth watching if you are concerned with the incarceration of women and the related issues.   Women serving time in American prisons

A Bath Salt Addict Describes Why She Gave Them Up

How did you discover bath salts? I was on probation and my probation officer was giving me random drug tests. A friend told me that the current drug screens being used in my county didn't check for bath salts so it would be a high that I couldn't be violated for. I decided to try […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Michigan

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Michigan include: Pending Cases If you are charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

Five Reasons to Go to Drug Rehab and Stay Out of Jail

You know you have a problem, because lately your life has been falling apart. But going to rehab or seeking outpatient treatment seems like a drastic measure, because you're still surviving. Think about getting help for these reasons: It shows your family you are serious. How many times have you promised to stop using drugs […]

What's the Difference between Jails and Prisons?

Both jails and prisons house inmates but there are some important differences in what the two institutions are used for. Sentenced or Not? People accused of crimes but not yet convicted are held in county or city jails. In some cases, a bond amount is set and if the defendant can pay it he or […]

Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

The state of Alabama allows felons to have their voting rights restored under the following guidelines. You must have completed your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, and parole, or community supervision. Once completed, you have three options: Contact your local parole or probation office Write to the Board of Pardons and Parole

How to find out if you've been a Victim of Fraud

In most cases of fraud, the victim's identity is stolen and unauthorized purchases are made. News stories report victims making the discovery after they are thousands of dollars in debt for things they never purchased. There are usually signs before it gets to that point, but you have to know what to look for. Obtain […]

With One Free Jail Call, Who Should I Reach Out To When I Get Arrested?

Anyone who has been incarcerated will tell you that once you are booked, given inmate attire, and assigned to a housing unit, your connection with the outside world is greatly reduced. During the booking process most jails will allow you one free phone call before taking you to your unit. Make it count. Very few […]

An Inmate Can Meditate to Alleviate Fears in Prison

If someone you know is in prison, you can be sure there is stress involved in that inmate's daily life. Prisons are loud, can be dangerous and there is very little freedom. In addition, simply being sentenced to do time disrupts life with regard to employment, family and other outside obligations. By the time the […]

Can a Deported Immigrant Get Back Into the U.S.?

Typically, once an immigrant is expelled from America, he is not allowed back into the country for any reason before a specific amount of time has passed, but in some instances he will be allowed to come back early if he successfully completes the Hardship Waiver process. What is a Hardship Waiver? A hardship waiver […]

Can I Visit an Inmate if I am on Probation or Parole?

A friend or family member has been arrested and this has created chaos and stress. Before you race off to visit him or her in jail, if you are on probation or parole you need to take the following steps. Find out the Rules Some jails will not allow anyone on probation or parole to […]

Your Rights as a Pregnant Inmate

If you are incarcerated and pregnant, you need to be sure you notify the prison staff immediately. You will be given a pregnancy test to be sure you are expecting. If you are, some changes will be made to accommodate your condition. Each state has its own rules about the treatment of pregnant inmates, but […]

Average Prison Sentence Per Offense

The one thing that is consistent about US prison sentences is their inconsistency. Each state sets its own rules to use for each criminal offense. The more serious crimes, called felonies, are typically given longer sentences, while less serious crimes, called misdemeanors have shorter sentences. Taking a life — A premeditated murder can result

Inmate Mail: How to Get an Envelope or Post Card Pre-Metered

If the facility that your inmate is in will only accept pre-metered mail, it is important to know how to get that done. Sticking a regular stamp on it and sending it will only get it sent back or discarded. Your inmate will never see it. You have several options: Get it Pre-Metered at the […]

Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

Writing to your inmate is an invaluable way to communicate. You'll have your share of serious life issues letters, but here are some fun ways to entertain each other through letters. These can be done on postcards, too. Top 5 + 5 = 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things […]

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Visiting an Inmate in the Louisville Metro Jail in Kentucky

Visiting a friend or family member in jail is wholly encouraged by the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. It's another great way for the waves of communication to keep flowing, and it gives an inmate a break in his/her every day routine. The Louisville Metro Jail allows visitations seven days a week, but the schedules vary. The complete table of visitation times can be found here. All visits are held at the Jefferson County District Court, located at 600 W. Jefferson Street in Louisville, and all visits are conducted at the Hall of Justice basement.

As much as the personnel at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections encourages visits, and perhaps even empathize themselves, they are also obligated to impose rules on visiting sessions. As their mission is to serve and protect, a sense of law and order needs to be maintained with upmost precision. First and foremost, you need a valid ID to be able to visit if you are over the age of 16. All visits are held on a first come first served basis and they will adhere to the schedule as much as possible. Visits may be canceled by the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections due to failure to comply with visitation guidelines, or if they feel they have to at their discretion. So when you come to visit, be civil, be courteous, and be on your best behavior.

All visitors must arrive at least 30 minutes before the end of the visitation period, given space is available. As mentioned, inmates are allowed one visit per day for 20 minutes. Visits are limited to one adult OR one adult and one child under 18 or two adults per session. No exceptions. No wild parties, unfortunately. If you are visiting from out-of-town, you may have an extended visit of 40 minutes. However, you must be from at least 100 miles away from Louisville, KY. You also must provide a valid ID and proof that you are coming from far away. A piece of mail dating a maximum of one year, or a return plane or bus ticket will do. But bring both the ID and the proof that you are out-of-state. No one likes a wasted journey. For more information on visiting an inmate in jail, please refer to this website for more tips so you don't end up on the other side of the jail walls.

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How to use the Inmate Search for Louisville Metro Jail in Kentucky

Louisville, KY is a booming city whose population has more than doubled its size in the past decade (a lot of that is due to a city-county merger). It is also home to the Kentucky Derby, probably the biggest horse race in the world. It is also home to the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections, whose main jail has over 1900 beds in its vicinity. Is someone in your family or inner circle one of those 1900 souls awaiting trial? If so, you can look them up courtesy of an internet database. Continue reading for instructions on how to look someone you possibly know up.

[Article_Ad_2]First, you would have to log on to this website, and go to the "Jefferson County Inmate Search" link located on the left hand side of the screen. From there, you will be directed to a brief visual tutorial on how to look up an inmate. After that, go here and complete the search for your inmate.

After you search for your inmate, there will be a list of potential matches. Go to the profile of your choosing, and you will be directed to the inmate's profile. The profile is very brief and basic. It just has an inmate's name, ID number, date of birth, age, race, gender, custody status, and location. If the inmate has since been released, it will give a reason on why he or she is out of custody (i.e.: out on parole, etc). It does not give you an explanation on why an inmate is in custody, or how long a person is in for, or anything of that nature. It is just meant to verify that a person is currently in custody in the Louisville Metro Jail.

From there, you can figure out how to handle your current situation. The Louisville Department of Corrections is there to help you during a tough situation such as this one. It has an abundant amount of resources regarding bail information, and allocating funds to inmates.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Louisville Metro Jail in Kentucky

The Louisville Metro Department of Corrections encourages family members and friends to keep in touch with inmates while they are paying their debt to society. Communication is vitally important outside of the walls of a jail, and it must be as important inside as well. If you have a family member or a loved one currently serving in the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections, you can keep in touch with them through letters and phone calls.

In dayrooms and dorms of the penitentiary, inmates have access to telephones. They are able to make outgoing calls, and the phones are for outgoing calls only. Inmates cannot receive phone calls or messages. If there is an emergency or special circumstance however, you may call (502) 574-2120. All calls are collect calls, and the recipient of the phone call will be billed for all phone calls accepted.

Here is the rundown on the calling rates:

  • Local: $1.85 – flat rate
  • Intralata: $1.73 plus $.23 / per additional minute
  • Interlata: $1.78 plus $.28 / per additional minute
  • Interstate: $3.95 plus $.89/per additional minute
  • Collect calls to cell phones: $9.99/per call

Please be aware that these rates do not include any fees for collect calls charged by your telephone provider. All calls are for 15 minutes, and after the 15 minutes are up, the call will be automatically disconnected. All calls are also monitored and recorded, so keep it cordial, civil and clean!

The best way to contact an inmate is through the time-honored tradition of writing letters. Be sure to obtain the inmate's CIN # and whatever you do, do NOT send contraband items! Mail is inspected for such.

The format for a letter is as follows:

Inmate's name, CIN #
Louisville Metro Departments of Corrections
400 South 6th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

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