Russell County Jail Inmates

Russell County Jail
228 Brian Walters Drive
Jamestown, KY 42642

270-858-6900

To search for an inmate in the Russell County Jail, find out their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits or even view their mugshot, go to the official Inmate Search Jail Roster, or call the jail at 270-858-6900 for the information you are looking for.

The Russell County Jail typically maintains an average of 150 inmates in custody on any given day, with a yearly turnover of approximately 3000 offenders, meaning that every year the jail arrests and releases that many people.

Mugshots and personal details about the inmates are for informational purposes only and should never be used for any commercial use or to cause harm to them or their families. Unless an offender has already been found guilty in court, they should be considered innocent. 

The Russell County Jail is open 24 hours a day, however if you want to visit the facility for any reason, you should always call 270-858-6900 ahead of time to find out the best time to get your problem resolved. 

The physical address is:
228 Brian Walters Drive
Jamestown, KY 42642

If you wish to visit an inmate, first check the schedule to find out the visitation times and the rules for visiting your inmate. If you are on probation or parole, or you have recently been released from the jail, it is unlikely that your visit will be allowed. If you have any outstanding warrants, don’t even think about coming to the Russell County Jail, as you will be arrested.

You can send mail to inmates in Russell County but you need follow their guidelines carefully if you want your friend or loved one to get your correspondence. Go here to learn what mail is allowed and how to send it, otherwise they won't receive it.

If you want to send an inmate money so they can self-bail, or purchase commissary or phone cards, go here to find out where and how to send it. If you want to know more about the Russell County Jail's commissary policy, go here.

If you want to set up an account so that your incarcerated friend or loved one can phone you, email you or text you, set up an account by going to this page for phoning, or this page for digital communication.

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

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Russell County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Inmate Sales, the company that handles inmate messaging in Russell County, by creating an account.
  • Select Kentucky, then select Russell County Jail, 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 Russell 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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Google Play app

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


 

How Do Inmates in Russell County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Russell County Jail 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 Russell County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

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Google Play app

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


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Russell County Jail?

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate at Russell County Jail, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Russell 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 Russell 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 Russell County Jail
  • Select 'New Purchase'
  • Choose Russell County Jail 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 Russell County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Russell County Jail Phone: 270-858-6900


 

How to Purchase Commissary for an Inmate in Russell County Jail

To purchase commissary for an inmate in Russell County follow these instructions:

  • Go to Tiger Services Online.
  • Choose Kentucky.
  • Select Russell County Jail.
  • Click on 'Order Commissary'.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Enter your billing information.
  • Follow the rest of the instructions for Russell County Jail to complete your transaction.

For more detailed information on Ordering Commissary, Depositing Money, Setting up Phone & Visitation Accounts; costs, fees, restrictions, rules and more with Tiger Commissary Services, check out our Commissary Page.


 

Using the Commissary Service to Find an Inmate

If you are certain your inmate is in Russell County Jail, or at the very least in Russell County County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Russell County Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 270-858-6900 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Russell County Jail is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

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Free and Simple ‘Inmate Search’ Hack

Russell County Jail either:

  • Does NOT have their own Inmate Search App.
  • They have an App, but it is not functioning, or
  • This is just an additional Inmate Search App 

Because Russell County Jail contracts with Tiger Commissary Online Services, you can use Tiger’s App to look up an Inmate in this jail.

Using this App is FREE and does not commit you to Sending Money or Purchasing Commissary.

All it will do is help you confirm that the inmate you are searching for is in the jail. There are no mugshots, criminal charges or any other information.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1 - Clicking here will take you to a page where you choose the State. Click on the State where the jail is located.
Step 2 - Next Click on the County.
Step 3 - Next Click on either ‘Web Deposits’ or ‘Order Commissary’.
Step 4 - Next, In the box provided, type in the first letter of the inmate’s last name. (Example: If the Inmate’s last name is Jones, enter the letter ‘J’ and then click ‘Search’).
Step 5 - Next, Review Russell County Jail Inmate's Names that are listed.

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Searching for an Inmate when all else fails

At a minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Kentucky or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Russell County Jail, either look them up here or call 270-858-6900 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Russell County Jail until transport to a Kentucky State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Russell County County Jail system.

Communication With and Sending Money to Inmates in Russell County

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with various companies to provide and manage inmate servives for them and the inmates in their facilities.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Russell County Jail, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

The upside of all of this is the ease of which you can do all of this without ever having to physically go to the jail.  The downside is that every word you exchange is now on file with law enforcement and could someday be used against you or your inmate if anyhing you do or say can be harmful to their pending case.

Regardless, as Russell County Jail adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost. But always be very careful about what you say and do. 

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Russell County Jail

If you are certain your inmate is in Russell County Jail, or at the very least in Russell County County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Russell County Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 270-858-6900 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Russell County Jail is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

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Free and Simple ‘Inmate Search’ Hack

Russell County Jail either:

  • Does NOT have their own Inmate Search App.
  • They have an App, but it is not functioning, or
  • This is just an additional Inmate Search App 

Because Russell County Jail contracts with Tiger Commissary Online Services, you can use Tiger’s App to look up an Inmate in this jail.

Using this App is FREE and does not commit you to Sending Money or Purchasing Commissary.

All it will do is help you confirm that the inmate you are searching for is in the jail. There are no mugshots, criminal charges or any other information.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1 - Clicking here will take you to a page where you choose the State. Click on the State where the jail is located.
Step 2 - Next Click on the County.
Step 3 - Next Click on either ‘Web Deposits’ or ‘Order Commissary’.
Step 4 - Next, In the box provided, type in the first letter of the inmate’s last name. (Example: If the Inmate’s last name is Jones, enter the letter ‘J’ and then click ‘Search’).
Step 5 - Next, Review Russell County Jail Inmate's Names that are listed.

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Searching for an Inmate when all else fails

At a minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Kentucky or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Russell County Jail, either look them up here or call 270-858-6900 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Russell County Jail until transport to a Kentucky State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Russell County County Jail system.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of Kentucky

State Inmates

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in Kentucky. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmates

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you search for an inmate that is in the Russell County Jail in Kentucky?
To search for an inmate in the Russell County Jail in Kentucky, use our JailExchange Inmate Search feature found on this page. Type in the person's name and click 'search'. If you are still unable to find the inmate you are seeking, call the jail at 270-858-6900. Within the Inmate Search Jail Listing you will find details such as their bond amount, criminal charges and mugshots, when available. If they have been sentenced, you will also be able to view their release date. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Russell County Jail.

How do you find an inmate's ID Number in Russell County Jail in Kentucky?
Inmate ID numbers, also known as Booking numbers, Book numbers or Case numbers are found next to their name in the Russell County Jail Inmate Search feature of this page. The jail will require this when mailing the inmate a letter or adding money to their commissary or phone accounts. If you can't find the inmate or their ID number, call the jail at 270-858-6900 for this information. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Russell County Jail.

Where do you find the information for visiting an inmate, writing an inmate, receiving phone calls from an inmate, sending an inmate money or purchasing commissary for an inmate in Russell County Jail in Kentucky?
Russell County Jail uses the services of several third party companies for most of these services, while some they handle internally with jail staff. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Russell County Jail, visit an inmate and find the inmate visitation schedules, send money to an inmate and get directions for purchasing commissary items, and learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Russell County Jail, review the letter writing rules and regulations, and how to address your envelopes to them. So begin by learning more about how to search for an inmate in the Russell County Jail. From there you can arrange a visit, send money, help them set up a phone account and help get them commissary. If you still have questions and can't find an answer on JailExchange, call 270-858-6900 for information.