Kentucky Inmate Search

Kentucky

About Kentucky Department of Corrections

The Kentucky Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for keeping and maintaining an updated database for all offenders currently serving time in Kentucky state prisons.

The Kentucky Department of Corrections takes advantage of VINE. VINE is short for Victim Information and Notification Everyday. This is where you can get search for inmates and have them notify you of changes; whether they get released or transferred. No one will know you searched for them or turned on alerts.

Unlike the state of Kentucky, Kentucky’s city and county jails keep their records separate. If you need information on an inmate serving time in a city or county jail, you will need to contact the appropriate authorities.

Basic Information

Department Name Kentucky Department of Corrections
Official Website http://www.corrections.ky.gov
Currently Incarcerated Inmates http://kool.corrections.ky.gov/
Location 275 E Main St, Frankfort, KY 40601, United States
Phone Number 502-564-4726

How to Do an Inmate Search in Kentucky

When an offender is housed in a state prison, they are property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.

The Kentucky Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Kentucky Department of Corrections website.

You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:

You will see the following pieces of information in the Kentucky jails inmate search:

When you do a Kentucky inmate search by name, you can lick on the hyperlinked name to bring up their own personal file. When you do this, you will see the following information:

Who’s in Jail

As we stated above, the only prisons you will be able to find in the Kentucky inmate search are state operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever.

In the state of Kentucky there is 44 state prisons. These prisons are available in the above database. All other prisons that are not listed below will NOT come up in the roster. Keep this in mind when searching for an inmate in the Kentucky prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

Looking for who’s in jail in city and county jails will be more difficult than trying to find out who’s in jail in a state or a federal prison. There is typically not much information on these smaller jails. A lot of city jails do not even supply an inmate database to the general public. However, it is not impossible to locate an inmate in one of those facilities, if you know exactly who to seek out with your questions.

As far as county jails, majority of county jails will be managed and operated by that county’s Sheriff’s department. They will be the agency, you should reach out to if you believe the person you are looking for is in a county jail.

As far as city jails, majority of city jails do not have much information about them. They are typically just holding pens for inmates to be transferred out to their “permanent” jail. If you believe the person you are looking for is in a city jail, it is best to contact that cities corrections division. You can typically find all department information on the city’s official website.

Jail Roster and Mugshots

The Kentucky Department of Corrections offender search database is updated regularly. It is typically updated during normal business hours. You will notice that inmate’s information can change quite frequently. Especially, if they have court proceedings and such.

If you have any questions or want to have the updated information, you will be required to contact the facility that the inmate is in. They will have the utmost updated information available on the inmate.

If you believe the information on an inmate is incorrect, you will want to contact the facility in which the inmate is held to dispute the information.

In the jail roster, you will also find the inmate’s mugshot. This mugshot is taken when an inmate is being booked and processed into a state prison. The mugshots typically do not change unless and inmate is getting transferred into another state prison facility.

You can also use the VINELink (VINE) to get notifications on inmate’s moving throughout the system. You will need to select the state of Kentucky. You will then want to select that you are searching for an offender or a defendant.

You will need to click the notification section of the inmate’s profile to get notified through text, calls, or email. When they make any changes to their VINE account, you’ll get notified in real-time.

Sex Offender Search

You may notice that there is not a way to search for sex offenders in the Kentucky jail inmate locator. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Just like the Kentucky prison inmate lookup this database is available to the general public to use also.

The sex offender database can be found on the Kentucky State Police official website.

You can search this database by the following pieces of information:

Keep in mind that you will be able to search the database by either the offenders name or the address fields.

This offender search is strictly for offenders that are NOT in a state prison. These offenders are out on their own in the community.

When you do a successful search, you will see the following information:

Types of Correctional Facilities in Kentucky

List of Correctional Facilities in Kentucky

There are 249 jails and prisons in Kentucky.
Showing 1 – 50 of 249 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Otter Creek Correctional Center State Prison Floyd County
Covington Jail City Jail Kenton County
Murray Group Home State Prison County
Adair County Regional Jail County Jail Adair County
Ballard County Detention Center County Jail Ballard County
Allen County Detention Center County Jail Allen County
Anderson County Jail KY County Jail Anderson County
Big Sandy Regional Detention Center Regional Facility Johnson County
Barren County Detention Center County Jail Barren County
Bath County Jail County Jail Bath County
Bell County Detention Center County Jail Bell County
Boyd County Detention Center County Jail Boyd County
Boone County Work Camp County Jail Boone County
Bourbon County Jail County Jail Bourbon County
Boyd County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Boyd County
Boyle County Detention Center County Jail Boyle County
Bracken County Jail County Jail Bracken County
Breathitt County Jail County Jail Breathitt County
Breckinridge County Detention Center County Jail Breckinridge County
Bullitt County Detention Center County Jail Bullitt County
Calloway County Jail County Jail Calloway County
Butler County Jail County Jail Butler County
Calloway County Work House County Jail Calloway County
Caldwell County Jail County Jail Caldwell County
Carlisle County Jail County Jail Carlisle County
Carroll County Detention Center County Jail Carroll County
Carter County Detention Center County Jail Carter County
Casey County Detention Center County Jail Casey County
Christian County Jail County Jail Christian County
Clay County Detention Center County Jail Clay County
Clinton County Jail County Jail Clinton County
Crittenden County Detention Center County Jail Crittenden County
Cumberland County Jail County Jail Cumberland County
Daviess County Detention Center County Jail Daviess County
Edmonson County Jail County Jail Edmonson County
Fayette County Community Corrections County Jail Fayette County
Estill County Jail County Jail Estill County
Fleming County Jail County Jail Fleming County
Floyd County Detention Center County Jail Floyd County
Franklin County Regional Jail County Jail Franklin County
Elliott County Jail County Jail Elliott County
Fulton County Detention Center County Jail Fulton County
Gallatin County Jail County Jail Gallatin County
Grant County Detention Center County Jail Grant County
Garrard County Jail County Jail Garrard County
Grayson County Detention Center County Jail Grayson County
Green County Jail County Jail Green County
Greenup County Detention Center County Jail Greenup County
Hancock County Jail County Jail Hancock County
Hardin County Detention Center County Jail Hardin County
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