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The Allen County Detention Center in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Allen County Detention Center are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Allen County Detention Center are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Allen County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Kentucky Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Allen County Detention Center are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Allen County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Allen County Detention Center Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Allen County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



Allen County Detention Center Inmate Search

Allen Sheriff | Scottsville Police

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Kentucky Allen 70
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
jail: 196 Wood Street
sheriff: 194 Wood Street
police: 194 West Wood Street
Scottsville, KY 42164
FAX
jail: 270-237-4393
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Visiting an Inmate in the Allen County Jail in Kentucky

The state of Kentucky is perhaps best known for the big horse race that is run there every year, as well as the bourbon they produce. It's perhaps ironic that a little bit too much of the latter can often land you in trouble, and when that happens, a little trip to the Allen County Detention Center might very well be in order. There are of course plenty of other things that can land a person behind bars, but it's usually always love that makes a family member want to visit someone who has been incarcerated there. Every jail in the United States is aware of the importance of visitation, and of how it can lift the spirits of an inmate, but they are also aware that a pretty strict set of rules has to be adhered to in order for the visitation to take place.

Visiting Rules

Allen County, Kentucky is not the biggest jail in the country by any stretch of the imagination, but it does have some very big rules when it comes to allowing friends and family members to visit the inmates housed there. Rules are put in place to protect the safety of everyone involved, as well as to ensure that order is kept at all times. The slightest deviation from those rules will result in the visit being cut short and the person in violation be asked to leave the premises. Visitation time is a privilege that can very quickly be revoked if the following rules are not paid attention to:

  • No food or drink shall be brought into the jail
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • Children are allowed to visit, but must be on their best behavior at all times
  • Any letters or pictures in your possession need to be mailed and cannot be delivered in person
  • You may leave clothing, but only that which is allowed
  • Money can be left during the visit, as can phone cards which are available for purchase in the lobby of the jail

Visiting Hours

There are set times allowed for visitation to the Allen County Detention Center, and the best advice you can probably get is to be on time. The inmates are only granted one thirty minute visit per week, which has to be scheduled in advance. One person can set the time, but anyone wishing to participate in the visitation has to be there at the scheduled time. If the inmate is brought out for visitation and the visiting group is not yet there, the inmate will be returned to the cell and a new time will have to be scheduled.

The current visitation schedule can be changed at any time without prior notice, but for now it looks like this:

  • Females - Monday and Thursday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Males - Monday and Thursday 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Community service visitation:

  • Females - Monday and Thursday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Males - Monday and Thursday 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Saturday Visitation:

  • Females - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Males - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

As already stated, these times are subject to change without any prior warning. Please be prepared to follow all of the rules outlined above out of respect for the system, as well as for all other visitors. Any attempt to visit outside of the assigned times will be met with rejection, no matter what the circumstances may be. Compared to some of the other facilities across the country, the rules at Allen County are not quite as strict, but they must be obeyed at all times.

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How to use the Inmate Search for Allen County Jail in Kentucky

We live in a time where it seems like anything can be bought, sold, or found with just a couple of mouse clicks. This has made much of what we do that much more convenient, but it's not till you try to locate someone in jail that you realize just how far technology has actually come. There was a time not so very long ago when you could have a loved one placed in jail, sentenced and released before you would ever be able to track down where they were located. The internet has changed all that, and those mouse clicks we mentioned earlier are all you need to track down a loved one behind bars.

[Article_Ad_2]There are county jails systems that have very intricate inmate search tools, and then there are those that are pretty basic. The Allen County inmate search tool is pretty basic, but it does arm you with a ton of information about the person you are looking for. In order to use this tool, you must first head to the Allen County Detention center website where you will find a link on the left hand menu that says ‘Current Inmates." That will lead you to a list of currently incarcerated individuals listed in alphabetical order with the following information:

  • Last name
  • First name
  • Middle name
  • Book date
  • Release date

Assuming the person you are looking for hasn't been released, you can click their name to be taken to the following information:

  • Mug shot
  • Vital statistics (age, height, weight, sex, etc.)
  • Status
  • Control number
  • Code
  • Bond type
  • Bond amount
  • Court type
  • Court date
  • Arresting officer
  • Inmate classification
  • Much, much more

There are very few inmate searches that provide as much information about the person you are looking for as the Allen County search. There are some places that will only give the most basic of information, and who won't even supply a mug shot. They have certainly gone out of their way to ensure that you can easily find who you are looking for. The county does all that it can to ensure that all the information provided is up to date and accurate, but please be aware that errors can occur.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Allen County Jail in Kentucky

The communication possibilities and guidelines; writing, phone calls, visitation.

There may be no anguish greater than knowing that you are not able to see the people you love whenever you want to. It's something that most of us simply take for granted, but which is one of the first things taken away when someone is incarcerated. That said, the jail system is well aware that allowing inmates to keep in touch with friends and family is a great way to keep everyone in the general population relatively happy. While face to face visitation is something that most would prefer, the times at which that can happen are extremely limited. That means that mail becomes very important, which is almost ironic when you consider how archaic the notion of sending a letter has become today. For many in jail, though, letters can be a bright spot in a bad situation, so let's look at the regulations concerning mail and other forms of communication in the Allen County jail system.

Mail

When face to face visits take place, most jails will restrict physical contact or the exchange of goods. This is done to ensure the safety of everyone present, and also to make sure that no contraband is illegally passed on. Here is what you can do with the mail:

  • Photographs are allowed to be sent via mail, assuming they are not suggestive or pornographic in nature
  • Money can be sent in the mail, or it can also be dropped off at the jail in person
  • Letters must not include hateful or salacious wording
  • No contraband of any kind can be added to the mail
  • All letters are subject to opening and search before being passed on
  • Mail letter, including the full name of the inmate to : Allen County Detention Center, 196 Wood Street, Scottsville, KY, 42164

Telephone

The Allen County Detention center will not accept incoming calls intended for inmates. Exceptions may be made in the case of an emergency, but those will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Inmates are allowed to make calls, although they will be on a collect basis if they do not have the funds to pay. You can buy phone cards for loved ones who have been incarcerated, and they are available for purchase in the lobby of the jail. While mail cannot be passed to an inmate during visitation, money and calling cards are allowed.

Visitation

Given the option, most people would prefer face to face as their first choice of communication, but the times where that can happen are very limited. Visitation times are generally set in stone, although they can change at a moment's notice. If you want to visit an inmate in the Allen County jail, you will need to schedule and appointment and make sure that you show up on time, every time. Here is the current visitation schedule:

  • Females - Monday and Thursday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Males - Monday and Thursday 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Community service visitation:

  • Females - Monday and Thursday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Males - Monday and Thursday 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Saturday Visitation:

  • Females - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Males - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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