What are Kentucky Inmate Records?
Kentucky Prison and Jail System
The Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) is the agency in charge of all state prison facilities and inmates. Kentucky has 16 adult prison facilities. One is for women, another is for training, and a few have to do with rehabilitation and death row inmates. The state also has 19 re-entry centers to help facilitate inmates' re-entry back into society.
Kentucky also has dozens of local county jails that house temporary inmates awaiting trial or a hearing. Sometimes these facilities hold inmates being moved to another location or those serving very short sentences (less than a year).
How to Search for Inmates in Kentucky
The state of Kentucky has an offender lookup tool on its website. You have the option of searching for offenders with pictures or not and aliases. The search criteria include last, first, and middle name. There are also a dozen other search filters like type, location, age, race, gender, etc. The search results will show a grid with the person's name, current location, DOC number, and offenses.
If you click on the
offender's name, you can see additional details like a mugshot, the start date
of their sentence, parole eligibility, and complete offense details, including
the court location, county, and case number. There is also a VineLink icon you
can click to sign up for notifications when this offender will be released.
It's for victims of crimes committed against them.
Types of Jails in Kentucky
How to Contact, Send Money to or Visit an Inmate in Kentucky
The state of Kentucky Department of Corrections has a full set of policies on their website, and they clearly spell out how to visit inmates, who is eligible to visit, and the rules regarding visitation and inmate and visitor conduct. They may also allow video visitation for out-of-town or relatives who cannot visit in person.
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