Hardin County Detention Center Inmate Mail

Type of Mail Allowed for Hardin County Detention Center

Hardin County Detention Center Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Hardin County Detention Center allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The Hardin County Detention Center also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Photos are limited to no more than 10 photos 4 x 6 or smaller a month. No pictures with any type of nudity or revealing clothing. No pictures of bras, panties or nightgowns. No photos on computer paper.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. Plain white paper only.  No stickers, crayon drawings, etc.

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID#
Cell/Pod Number
Hardin County Detention Center
100 Lawson Blvd
Elizabethtown, KY 4270 I



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID#
Cell/Pod Number
Hardin County Detention Center
100 Lawson Blvd
Elizabethtown, KY 4270 I



NO newspapers, magazines or books are allowed to be shipped to an inmate.


 

Emailing an Inmate

A growing number of jails now offer email services to inmates and their families. This can save you time by letting you view your email from your Smart Phone, computer or tablet whenever you wish.

In addition, you don't have to deal with envelopes, stamps or the post office.

Inmates like it because the emails typically eliminate delayed mail runs so they can get your correspondence much more quickly and send responses immediately.

Jail staff likes it as it eliminates concerns about contraband entering the facility in envelopes and on paper. It also allows the jail to have an electronic record that can be called upon at any time.

Anything you or your inmate writes in an email service is put through a filter program that looks for certain words related to criminal and/or gang activities.

There have been multiple cases in which emails between inmates and their friends or loved ones has been used as evidence in criminal court cases to convict them or to file new charges.

Call 270-765-7717 or click here to see if email services are being offered at this jail and if so, how to sign up you and your inmate.

How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID#
Cell/Pod Number
Hardin County Detention Center
100 Lawson Blvd
Elizabethtown, KY 4270 I

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Hardin County Detention Center must include the senders name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and discarded.

Mailed Items NOT Allowed

If your inmate is mailed anything other than a letter or postcard (or sometimes) greeting cards it won't get through.
However as stated above, because of the increased smuggling of drugs, more and more jails are only allowing pre-stamped or metered, solid color or white postcards to be received by inmates, or even using a third-party service that scans the letters and delivers paper or digital copies.
Examples of prohibited items include:

  • Stamps and stickers.
  • Musical greeting cards.
  • Altered mail such as perfumed or lipstick covered.
  • Paper with any type of stains such as grease.
  • News clippings.
  • Crayon, felt tip or hand painted drawings.

POLICIES REGARDING MAILING PHOTOS TO Hardin County Detention Center

  • Photos should not exceed 4 inches high x 6 inches wide.
  • Send no more than five photos at one time.
  • Polaroid Photos are prohibited.
  • Photos of weapons are prohibited.
  • Photos of drugs, the consuming of drugs or alcohol is prohibited.
  • Photos of lewd behavior or people exhibiting too much skin is prohibited.

Important Mail Tips

  • Mail is always scanned and inspected for contraband, obscenity and other rule infractions.
  • Assume that everything you write will be read by jail staff and can and will be used against you or your inmate in court.  
  • Never write anything about the inmate's court case you wouldn't want read aloud in court.
  • Mail is considered by the jail to be a privilege. Any violations of the mail policies can result in the inmate's mail privileges being suspended.
  • The introduction of contraband by you into the jail through the mail could result in criminal charges being filed against both you and the inmate.

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Hardin County Detention Center

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Hardin County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Hardin County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Hardin County Detention Center

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Hardin County Detention Center, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Hardin County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Hardin County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Hardin County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register with correctpay by creating an account.
  • Select Kentucky, then select Hardin County Detention Center, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.
  • You can deposit money four ways:
  • Deposit online at correctpay.com.
  • Deposit at the VendEngine kiosk in the Hardin County Detention Center lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account, what the fees are, how long it takes to hit their account and more, check out our full money and commissary guide for Hardin County Detention Center.


 

How to Send Commissary Money to an Inmate in Hardin County

To send commissary money to an inmate's account in Hardin County Detention Center follow these steps:

You can deposit money four different ways:

  • Deposit online at correctpay.com.
  • Deposit at the VendEngine kiosk in the Hardin County Detention Center lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364
Frequently Asked Questions

For all information, tips and available items for send money and for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Hardin County Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Hardin County.


 

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