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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 […]

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 […]

Losing SSI and SSDI Benefits While Incarcerated

Your husband goes to jail and you figure his Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits will at least help with the bills even though he is not home to receive them. When the payments stop, there are four reasons why this may happen. Here are the four stages of the […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

5 Facts About Your Supplemental Security Income Payments While You Are Incarcerated

In many cases, you don't have control over the number of days you spend in jail, but if you are planning on not bonding out in the hopes of building time on a future sentence or getting a time served release, be sure to watch the calendar so you do not get your payments suspended. […]

When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

Sobriety is like a love relationship. When you start out, everything is exciting and new. When I first got clean, everything I read, saw and heard about sobriety was very attractive to me. I spent my free time getting to know it in the same way I would get to know a new woman. The […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Colorado?

Colorado law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime to do so, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution of those who possess guns in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Colorado's laws […]

Inmate Care Packages and How They Work

If your inmate is incarcerated in a jail that offers a care package program, you can have some fun surprising your inmate from time to time with a box full of things that you've personally selected for him or her. The Basics Inmate care packages are boxes or bags that are pre-filled with items from […]

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 […]

Parents in Jail: Getting a Preschool-aged Child Ready to Visit

Preschool-aged children are very attached to their parents. If one of them is suddenly arrested and incarcerated it can cause lots of anxiety. Allowing the child to visit the parent can help alleviate those fears but it is important to explain what's coming with age-appropriate discussions. Talk it over immediately Waiting too long to explain […]

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, […]

When Your Online Search Doesn't Find Your Inmate

Many jails have online databases listing those who have been arrested. In some cases, the database is updated every few minutes. If you do a search but nothing comes up, it doesn't necessarily mean your loved one is not incarcerated. There are several reasons an inmate can be in jail but not showing up in […]

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

Sentenced to 25 Years to Life: What Does it Mean?

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 […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Florida

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but once you're convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. Florida overview: The Process If you have been convicted of a felony, the state of Florida has […]

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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).
 

How To Keep an Inmate Involved in the Lives of the Children

One of the hardest things for an inmate to deal with is being removed from his or her children. Not being there for daily routines means missing out on much of the child's development and preparation for life. These easy steps will keep your inmate connected and active in the lives of the children. Phone […]

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, […]

Fun Ideas to Mail to Your Inmate

Mail is a great way to communicate with your inmate. In addition to serious letters, here are some fun ways to amuse each other through the mail. These can be done on postcards or letters. Top 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things about the other person and also write […]

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 […]

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 […]

Parents in Jail: Getting a Preschool-aged Child Ready to Visit

Preschool-aged children are very attached to their parents. If one of them is suddenly arrested and incarcerated it can cause lots of anxiety. Allowing the child to visit the parent can help alleviate those fears but it is important to explain what's coming with age-appropriate discussions. Talk it over immediately Waiting too long to explain […]

What Info Can I Get From An Inmate Search?

Nothing is scarier than a missing person. You're frantic to find out what happened. Then it hits you: Maybe your loved one got arrested. Many jails have websites that allow you to look up inmates currently in custody. Some even list those who were booked and recently released. But an inmate search can tell you […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Georgia?

Georgia law is very clear on its position regarding convicted felons in that state owning or possessing firearms: It follows the federal law when it comes to guns and felons. The Basics: With the exception of a felony conviction that is non-violent and related exclusively to a business-related crime, if you have ever been convicted […]

Time Inmate Visitation So it Works

Many jails provide a variety of visitation options during the week and you should take advantage of this if you can. Though your inmate will be thrilled to see you at any time, strategic scheduling can make a big difference in the quality of the visit. Time of Day Choose a time that he or […]

Are Penalties Stiffer For Selling Drugs in a Drug-Free School Zone?

Being accused of dealing drugs or having enough in your possession for resale is a serious situation, but many states have also implemented additional penalties for drug situations near a school. Each state sets its own rules about this, but in most cases it is a higher grade of felony with longer sentences. What is […]

Losing SSI and SSDI Benefits While Incarcerated

Your husband goes to jail and you figure his Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits will at least help with the bills even though he is not home to receive them. When the payments stop, there are four reasons why this may happen. Here are the four stages of the […]

Prison Skills Applied After Release

Getting out of prison and starting over is not easy, but with a little creative thinking, you can use the abilities you learned while incarcerated into useful tools for life. Organization – Almost everyone who goes into prison comes out much more organized in all aspects of life. Whether it has to do with keeping […]

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 […]

Visiting jail for the first time? Here's what to expect.

Visiting an inmate in jail for the first time is like waiting to see a dentist. The anticipation and worry constantly increases until you are there and you realize it was not as bad as you thought it would be. Knowing what to expect before that first jail visit will reduce your anxiety. Expect to […]

Why Doesn't An Addict Get Clean After Overdosing?

As told by an addict who overdosed and almost died twice before giving up drugs. How often did you get high before you overdosed? By the time I overdosed the first time, I was getting high on a daily basis. I no longer took drugs to enjoy a high. I took them to avoid being […]

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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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