State Prisons in kentucky

Clicking on any of the Kentucky facilities below will direct you to an information page with Inmate Search, Visitation, Mail, Phone, Email, Most Wanted and FAQ for families and friends.


Search Now

Kentucky Department of Corrections - Prisons & Inmate Search

Kentucky maintains their own state prison system, 14 facilities which consist of every security level; maximum, medium, and minimum, as well as Reentry and Recovery facilities that focus on sober living and halfway houses that prepare inmates to integrate back into society after their incarceration.

The Kentucky Department of Corrections is where offenders are sent that have been convicted of felony crimes of murder, rape, assault, serious thefts and drug related offenses. These are offenses of at least one year, and all the way up to life imprisonment. Kentucky also has a death row with almost 30 murderers at any one time, waiting to be executed.

Go here for full instructions on using the Kentucky Department of Corrections Inmate Search, as well as for the Bureau of Prisons inmates and ICE detainees. 

The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice oversees eight regional detention centers for juvenile offenders who have been convicted of serious crimes and sentenced to detention, or are awaiting their court dates.

To search for an inmate or juvenile offender, or learn how to communicate with an inmate in the Kentucky Department of Corrections or Department of Juvenile Justice, start by choosing from the list of facilities below.

Each prison you click on below will provide specific, detailed information about the facility's: 

  • inmate search,
  • location,
  • contact information,
  • directions,
  • inmate visitation,
  • mail,
  • phone accounts,
  • money accounts,
  • commissary,
  • texting and emailing where available, and
  • inmate tablet rental where available.