Inmate Guide

Kenton County Jail Inmates

If someone you know has gotten into trouble with the law while in Kenton County, their first stop along the judicial process could mean a stay at the Kenton County Detention Center. And if they have been found guilty of their crimes, they'll be settling in for their stay there. The Detention Center is located at 303 Court Street, Covington Kentucky.

The average amount of inmates incarcerated at the Kenton County Detention Center is anywhere between 400-475. There is a support staff of 90 workers who all report to the Kenton County Jailer. This particular detention center has just gone through a major renovation. Because of this the facilities are up to date, clean and functioning.

Visiting somebody in Kenton County Jail
Anyone is welcome to visit the inmates currently being held at the Kenton County Detention Center. As you would expect, there are certain rules and restrictions to follow. You can find out all the information regarding these rules at the Kenton County government website but here are the headlines:

Any visitor under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Anyone requesting a visit with an inmate will have to provide a valid photo I.D. such as a driver's license, passport, school ID card, or alien registration card.

Certain inmates are kept from what are referred to as "contact visits." For those inmates, you'll be separated by the glass window partition. Class "D" inmates are permitted to have contact visits which will be held in a general meeting room. Class "D" inmates are designated as any inmate with charges relating to DUI, non-violent offenses, drug charges or felonies with less than a five year sentence.

If you are unable to visit an inmate but would like to send them a letter you can with this address:

Inmate's Name
Kenton County Detention Center
303 Court Street
Covington, Kentucky 41071
(No inmate number is necessary)

Check with the website for the complete list of items that can't be sent through the mail. These include tobacco, pens, pencils, cash, clothing, magazines and newspapers. You can send money orders. However, bibles and other books but they will need to be approved before they can be sent to an inmate. Any book that is deemed to be what is referred to as "incendiary" will be returned.