Lee County Jail

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Lee County Jail Information

The Lee County Jail is a 150 bed jail in the city of Hazard, Lee County, Kentucky. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Kentucky State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 606-436-4032, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Lee County Jail at 606-436-4032 to get it.

Phone: 606-436-4032

Physical Address:
200 Justice Drive
Hazard, KY 41701

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
Kentucky River Regional Jail
200 Justice Drive
Hazard, KY 41701

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How Do You Find Someone in the Lee County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Lee County Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 606-436-4032 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an Offender's Criminal Court Case in either the District Court or the Circuit Court,

Lee County Jail Inmate Search

The Lee County Jail maintains an average of 150 offenders in custody on any given day. The Lee County Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Lee County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 7,500 offenders.

The following charts of Lee County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Lee County Corrections Department, the state of Kentucky Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Lee County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Lee County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

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About the Lee County Jail
It's worth noting that there is also a Downtown Jail in Lee County, which has a maximum security facility with 457 beds and serves as the central intake and booking facility for all people arrested within the county. Address: 256 West Main Street, Beattyville, Kentucky, 41311. Phone number: 606-464-4120. Inmates at the Lee County Jail are allowed two 45-minute onsite video visits each week. These visits must be scheduled in advance, anytime. Most of the Class D inmates in Kentucky are serving in overcrowded county jails that lack space for programs facilitating rehabilitation. The Kentucky government has plans to place state inmates in a private prison in Lee County.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Lee County Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Lee County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 606-436-4032.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Lee County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Lee County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Lee County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Lee County Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Lee County and other Kentucky and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Lee County Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Lee County Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Lee County Jail
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Lee County Jail? What is the Schedule?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 606-436-4032 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Lee County Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 606-436-4032 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Lee County Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 606-436-4032 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Lee County Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 606-436-4032 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Lee County Jail, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 606-436-4032 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Lee County Jail, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 606-436-4032 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Lee County Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 606-436-4032 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Lee County Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 606-436-4032 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Lee County

What are the other City and County Jails in Lee County?

Lee County County Jails
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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Lee County?

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Search for an Inmate in Lee County

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