Kentucky Inmate Search

Kentucky

About Kentucky Department of Corrections

Kentucky Department of Corrections

Keeping all of the inmate’s records in Kentucky state prisons is a big responsibility. That is what the Kentucky Department of Corrections does.

  • The VINE is used by many Departments of corrections including the Kentucky Department of Corrections.
  • Victim Information and Notification Everyday is what the VINE stands for.
  • You will be able to search the VINE for inmates in the state jails.
  • You can set your notifications on so you will get notified if the inmate gets transferred, released or if there are any other changes in their account.  
  • The inmate will never be able to know that anyone has searched them, is signed up to get these notifications and the inmates won't get these notifications either.  

County and city jails

  • The county and city jails have their information in different databases so you will need to use the correct site to search their databases for an inmate in any of these facilities.
  • Looking for an inmate out of a Kentucky city and county jails, you will need to seek out the correct 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

Department of Corrections Division

  • An inmate belongs to the Department of Corrections Division when an inmate is held in a state jail. The state jail has its database open to the general public to take advantage of by the Department of Corrections Division.
  • You will be able to find the Kentucky Department of Corrections inmate search database on the official Kentucky Department of Corrections website.

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

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Middle Name

The information listed below will be posted when you search the Kentucky jails inmate search:

  • Offender's Full Name
  • PID # / DOC #
  • Offense Counts
  • Current Location

You will be able to see the information listed below when you click on the hyperlinked name to bring up their own personal file when doing a Kentucky inmate search by name:

  • Full Name
  • PID # / DOC #
  • Mugshots
  • Parole Information
  • Supervision Begin Date
  • Conviction Information
  • Location
  • Conviction Information
  • Age
  • Aliases
  • Race
  • Risk Assessment Rating
  • Gender
  • Weight
  • Eye Color
  • Height
  • Hair Color

Who’s in Jail

Prisons operated by the state are the only prisons that can be found in the Kentucky database. City and county prisons are kept in a different database.   

There are 44 state prisons located in the state of Kentucky. In the roster listed above is where you can see all of these prisons. However only state prisons are in this database, all other prisons will not be shown.

If you are trying to find someone in state jail, it shouldn't be that difficult since the state jails are a bit bigger and offer more information on their inmates than the smaller jails such as a city or county jails. you will be able to get information in a city or state jail's, you just might have to spend more time getting information and you will need to know where to get the information you are looking for.  

County and city jails

Most of the county's Sheriff's department manages and operates the county jails. You will need to get a hold of the county's Sheriff's department if you are searching for someone that is in the county jail.

There really isn't a whole lot of information on the city jails. The city jails pretty much exist to hold inmates until they will be transported to a more permanent location/jail. The city's corrections division can be contacted if the person you are looking for is being held in a city jail. The city’s official website is where you will be able to find contact information where you can find out the information you are looking for.       

Jail Roster and Mugshots

The Kentucky Department of Corrections has updates to their offender search database done often so their information is in real time most of the time. So, keep in mind that this database information changes often, even more so if the inmate is still in the process of being sentenced. The Kentucky Department of Corrections updates its database during normal business hours.

You can always call the jail that the inmate is being held in if you would like the most recent information or if you have any questions since the jail will have the most recent information.

The jail in which the inmate is held in will need to be contacted if you see any information on the inmate to be wrong where information can be debated with the inmate.

Mugshots

  • The inmate's mugshots are kept in the database that the general public can access.
  • The inmates have their mugshots taken when they are being processed and booked into a state jail.
  • The only reason an inmate will need to have their mugshots taken again is if they are being taken to a different jail.   

VINELink

  • The VINELink can be used to get notified if an inmate’s moving within the system.
  • This is where the state of Minnesota will need to be selected, then you will choose if you are looking for an offender or a  defendant.
  • You will get notified by email, calls or texts when you choose to get notifications on the inmate's profile.
  • You will get notified immediately when there are any changes in the inmate's Vine account.   

Sex Offender Search

The Kentucky prison inmate database does not permit you to search for sex offenders in their database. The database for sex offenders has its own database, that the general public has access to this sex offender database.  

You will be able to find the sex offender database on the Kentucky State Police official website.


You will then need the information listed below to continue your search:  

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • County
  • Zip Code
  • City

This database can be searched by using the name and zip code or the address information.

The offenders that are in this database are in this database are not being held in jail.

You will see the information listed below when you select the offender you are looking for:  

  • Offender Full Name
  • Aliases
  • Mugshots
  • Offenses
  • Sex Offender Number
  • Gender
  • Address Information
  • Registry Type
  • Biometric
  • Registry Status
  • Eye Color
  • Supervised Release
  • Hair Color
  • Race
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Weight

Types of Correctional Facilities in Kentucky

List of Correctional Facilities in Kentucky

There are 127 jails and prisons in Kentucky.

Showing 1 – 50 of 127 results
Correctional Facility Name Type 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
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
Harlan County Detention Center County Jail Harlan County
Harrison County Jail County Jail Harrison County
Hart County Jail County Jail Hart County
Henderson County Detention Center County Jail Henderson County
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