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ABOUT Fayette County Detention Center

The Fayette County Detention Center in the city of Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky is a maximum-security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level, misdemeanor offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level has to be as high as is it would be 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 Fayette County Detention Center are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence. 

The men and women being held in the Fayette County Detention Center are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Fayette County Court System already and been sentenced to one year or less. 

When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the /state-prisons/kentucky or the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Illegal immigrants may be transferred into ICE custody and are then deported.

Inmates in the Fayette 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, a legal library, and bathroom and shower facilities. 

The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazines from trusted outside publishers.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to schedule a time to visit.

Information You Will Find on This Page

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find very helpful and very useful: 

Fayette County Inmate Search

How to Bail out an Inmate at this jail

Inmate Phone use for this facility

Visitation Rules and Schedules - both here and online

Commissary Deposits and Inmate Accounts

Fayette County Detention Center Inmate Mail Guidelines


We also provide information on:

  • How to contact the facility
  • Directions to the jail
  • Fayette County recent arrests
  • Local, State and Federal Most Wanted bulletins
  • Outstanding Arrest Warrants
  • Crime News
  • Fayette County Court Appearances, and lots more.

Fayette County Detention Center

Kentucky Fayette 800


600 Old Frankfort Pike
Lexington, KY 40510


Administration: 859-425-2617

Booking: 859-425-2717

Inmate Info: 859-425-2700

Police: 859-258-3600

Records: 859-425-2602

Sheriff: 859-252-1771


Jail (Main): 859-425-2750

Police: 859-258-3638

Sheriff: 859-259-0973


First and Last Name of Inmate
Inmate ID Number (to obtain use inmate search)
600 Old Frankfort Pike
Lexington, KY 40510