Kenton County Detention Center Inmate Visitation

Kenton County Detention Center

Address:
3000 Decker Crane Lane
Covington, KY 41017

Phone:

859-363-2411

Remote Inmate Video Visitation with an Inmate

Kenton County Detention Center uses the services of Inmate Sales, also known as Combined Public Communication (CPC) for visitation communication between inmates and their friends and family members.

In order to have a successful video visit, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Make sure you have a device a speaker, a camera and a connection to the internet.
  2. Register with Inmate Sales.
  3. Find Kenton County Detention Center
  4. Select 'New Purchase'
  5. Choose this facility and a product ('Remote' or 'Onsite' Visit)
  6. Enter your personal information and purchase minutes.
  7. Schedule a visit.

Call 877-998-5678 if you have any questions.
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Visiting Hours in Kenton County Detention Center

The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:

The day of the week.

Where the inmate is housed.

The inmate's sex.

Whether or not it is a Holiday.

Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Kenton County Detention Center may allow you an extended visitation. Call 859-363-2411 to ask for special consideration.

Call 859-363-2411 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.

Kenton County Detention Center Visitation Application Process

Kenton County Detention Center may require visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.
Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.
Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.
Call 859-363-2411 to ask specific questions about the application.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process. 

'At Home' Video Visitation

Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
This has increased exponentially with the chaos surrounding the pandemic 
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home.
Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.

Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Kenton County Detention Center – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Kenton County Detention Center

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Visitation applicants in Kenton County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Call 859-363-2411 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Kenton County Detention Center will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status.
Call 859-363-2411 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The Kenton County Detention Center reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

Kenton County Detention Center Visitation Dress Code

The Kenton County Detention Center staff reserves the right to turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Call 859-363-2411 to ask specific questions about the Kenton County Detention Center Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.

Kenton County Detention Center Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call 859-363-2411 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Kenton County Detention Center visitation.

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Kenton County
 

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Kenton County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register with Inmate Sales, the company that handles inmate messaging in Kenton County, by creating an account.
  • Select Kentucky, then select Kenton County Detention Center, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • If you want to pay by phone, call 877-998-5678.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

-  Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.  
-  This product allows Kenton County inmates to send chirps (texts) to friends and family members.
-  Inmates will be charged a monthly service fee of $4.00.
-  Inbound and Outbound Chirps are $0.10 each.

Inmate Sales Apps

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For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Kenton County Detention Center check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Kenton County.


 

How Do Inmates in Kenton County Detention Center Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Kenton County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Kenton County Detention Center uses the services of a company named Inmate Sales.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-998-5678
  • Agents are available M-F from 8:00 AM - 12:00 midnight EST, Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Kenton County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

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For all the information regarding phone calls with Kenton County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Kenton County Detention Center?

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate at Kenton County Detention Center, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Kenton County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of Inmate Sales utilizing the following instructions:

In order to have a successful video visit with an inmate in Kenton County, these are the steps to follow:

  • Make sure you have a device a speaker, a camera and a connection to the internet.
  • Register with Inmate Sales.
  • Find Kenton County Detention Center
  • Select 'New Purchase'
  • Choose Kenton County Detention Center and a product (either 'Remote' or 'Onsite' Visit)
  • Enter your personal information and purchase minutes.
  • Schedule a visit.
  • Call 877-998-5678 if you have any questions.

* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Kenton County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Kenton County Detention Center Phone: 859-363-2411


 

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