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Nelson County Jail

810 West Stephen Foster Ave.
PO Box 280
Bardstown, KY 40004

 

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Inmate Search, Booking Information & Mugshots

The Inmate Search Page for the Nelson County Jail:
•    Inmate’s Booking Information
•    Inmate’s Mugshot
•    Criminal Charges
•    Bail / Bond Amounts
•    Recent Arrests

Inmate Mail Policies, Address and What can be Mailed

Mail Dos & Do Nots:
•    Mail Policies
•    What Not to Mail
•    What is Allowed?
•    Can You Mail Photos?
•    Electronic Messaging

Inmate Phone Policy & Account Registration 

Calling Friends & Family from Nelson County Jail
•    How Do Inmates Call?
•    What Phone Service Do They Use?
•    What is the Cost?
•    Prepaid Cards or Collect Calls?
•    Emailing Text & Photos

Inmate Accounts, Sending Money & Commissary

Money & Commissary at the Nelson County Jail
•    Adding Money Online / At the Facility / By Mail
•    Minimums & Maximums
•    What Service is Used?
•    Commissary & Care Packs

Inmate Visitation Rules, Schedules & Video Visits

Everything About Nelson County Jail Visitation 
•    Who Can Visit
•    Registration
•    Visitation Schedule
•    Visitation Rules
•    Visitation Dress Code
•    Remote Video Visits

Inmate Bail, Bonds & How it Works

Kentucky no longer allows outside bail companies to act as an agent for people arrested there, so if an inmate wants to be bonded out it must be by a friend, family member or themselves.

The bail page lists the various bail bond amounts for each offense, the different types of bonds, acceptable bail bond collateral, bond costs, where to post a bond and the hours you can post a bond in Nelson County.
 

About the Nelson County Jail

The Nelson County Jail, located in the city of Bardstown, in Nelson County, Kentucky is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 1000 Bookings, with a daily average of 50 Inmates and a staff of 12.

Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.

Correctional officers in Nelson County Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves, visitors and inmates from violence. 

All of the men and women being held in the Nelson County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Nelson County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Nelson County Jail also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments. 

A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
•    Receive phone calls from the inmates, 
•    Provide them with commissary money
•    Receive and send them mail
•    Schedule a time to visit. 

Convicted and Sentenced Inmates

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Kentucky State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

Nelson County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Kentucky Nelson 50


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

810 West Stephen Foster Ave.
PO Box 280
Bardstown, KY 40004


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Jail (Main): 502-348-1853

Police: 502-348-9372

Sheriff: 502-348-1874

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Nelson County Jail
PO Box 280
Bardstown, KY 40004


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