The Shelby County Detention Center
in Shelbyville, Shelby 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 Shelby County Detention Center
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 Shelby County Detention Center
are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Shelby 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 Shelby County Detention Center
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.
On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Shelby County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Shelby County Detention Center
Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Shelby County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.
Shelby County Detention Center Inmate Search
Shelby Sheriff | Shelbyville Police
jail: 1000 Detention Road
sheriff: 501 Main Street
police: 303 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Jail (Main): 502-647-1457
Shelbyville Police: 502-647-9840
Shelby County Detention Center also houses offenders and inmates that were arrested in Anderson County and Spencer County.