The information below provides complete instructions regarding Fayette County Detention Center Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Lexington, Kentucky.
Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.
It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Check in for the visit at least 30 minutes prior to the visit.
Show a valid government-issued, photo ID.
Leave belongings in your vehicle except your ID and car key.
Anyone over the age of 18, who can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
If you are on probation or parole it is important to get permission from your supervising officer to visit an inmate before your first visit. Not doing so could violate your terms of supervision and you could end up arrested. Probation/parole officers often scan through past visitation sign in sheets at the jail to see if anyone they supervise came to visit an inmate without permission.
This jail limits the number of people that can visit an inmate to four visitors over the age of 16.
Children under 16-years-old are not counted as visitors but must be accompanied by an adult who has a proper ID.
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 Fayette County Detention Center reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Fayette County Detention Center does not require any application but will require you to show an ID before the visit.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
6:00PM to 10:00PM (last session 9:30PM)
Saturday and Sunday
9:00AM to 11:00AM (last session 10:30AM)
1:00PM to 4:00PM (last session 3:30PM)
The Fayette County Detention Center staff will 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.
The jail expects visitors to dress appropriately for visits as determined by jail staff.
A basic guide includes no see-through clothing, no sleepwear and have all undergarments covered.
The following types of clothing should not be worn to the jail:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call to ask specific questions about the Fayette County Detention Center Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
This jail will ban you from visiting if you consistently ignore visitation rules or direction by jail staff.
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 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Fayette County Detention Center visitation.
Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
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 Fayette County Detention Center – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.