To schedule an in-person visit, please email Hannah.Cochran@ky.gov
- An inmate may request visitation from any immediate family, as verified by the presentence and post sentence investigation report (PSI) or other verified source. In addition to immediate family, an inmate may request visitation from three (3) additional adults and one (1) clergy. The visitation list may be updated twice a year based on the last digit of an inmate's institutional number:
-January and July for digits 1 and 2
-February and August for digit 3
-March and September for digits 4 and 5
-April and October for digit 6
-May and November for digits 7 and 8
-June and December for digits 9 and 0
- A visitor shall complete a visiting information form and forward it to the Warden's office via mail before any visit is allowed. It is the inmate's responsibility to inform the potential visitor of this requirement and to send a form and the Warden's address to the potential visitor. The visiting information form shall contain:
The inmate's name and number; and the requested visitor's:
-date of birth
-social security number
-relationship to inmate
- Children under the age of 18 shall not visit unless approved and included on the inmate's visiting list and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or by another immediate family member with written parental or guardian approval. The name of the parent, legal guardian, or other immediate family member accompanying the child shall be included on the approved visitation list.
· A family member accompanying a minor who is not the parent or guardian shall have the written, signed, and notarized consent of the parent or guardian. This consent shall be presented to the visiting officer upon registration.
· Children shall be under control at all times and shall be the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
- Each adult visitor shall be identified and required to register upon entry to the institution.
- Minors or children included on the approved visiting list shall be registered by the accompanying parent, guardian, or authorized immediate family member.
- Staff may require a visitor to submit to a personal search of their person, any object brought with them, and any vehicle brought onto institutional grounds as a condition of allowing or continuing a visit. A consent form shall be available if any visitor is to submit to a strip search.
- The video visits will occur Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and will be 25 minutes in duration. Visitors will initiate the request to visit. They may schedule up to 30 days in advance and no later than 48 hours prior to the requested visitation date. Initially, each General Population inmate will be allowed 3 video visits per week. This is in addition to the 4 in-person visits allowed per month.
- Visitors must have the correct spelling and accurate information (as submitted for in-person visits - as it is in the Kentucky Offender Management System (KOMS)) in order to be approved on the Securus site to schedule video visits.
- Each inmate may have up to 3 adult visitors, plus children.
- Visits are conducted on Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 2 p.m. Visits will be two hours, and each inmate will be allowed four visits per month. If over 150 miles away, you may request an extended visit. You must be on the inmate's approved visitation list. The day you can visit will depend on the last digit in the inmates DOC number. Every Saturday and Sunday will alternate. The inmate shall inform you which day is appropriate to visit.
- No alcoholic beverages, drugs, or weapons shall be permitted on institutional property. Prescription medication is permitted if it is in the original prescription container and can be left in the visitor's vehicle while visiting. A visitor found in possession of contraband as listed above shall be subject to felony prosecution and may be banned from future visits. Searches of vehicles and individuals are conducted at the discretion of the institution.
- All visitors, age 18 and older shall be required to have proper picture identification.
- All visitors must be on the inmate's approved visiting list.
· All visitors shall be subject to search.
· The visitor shall wait in the waiting area until the inmate they wish to visit is called and has arrived in the visiting room. If a visitor violates institutional rules, he or she may be asked to leave the grounds, and in extreme cases, restricted from future visits.
· Nothing may be received or sent out during visitation.
· A visitor may bring in only the items listed below:
- 1 photo ID
- Car keys without keychain or electronic door devices
- 1 pair prescription eyeglasses
- 1 coat
- Jewelry – 1 ring, 1 necklace with or without one medallion, and 1 pair of earrings
- Necessary medication shall be in an authorized container.
- No touching at the table.
- You may give a brief embrace at the beginning and end of the visit in the designated area.
- Kissing is prohibited.
- There will be no access to food, vending machines, water fountains, or microwaves at this time.
Visitor Dress Code
- No low cut or provocative clothing (tank tops, halter tops, see-through clothing, sleeveless garments, Spandex, etc.)
- No clothing that fails to completely cover the midriff and bosom.
- Shorts or skirts shall be no higher than 2 inches above the knee cap.
- Jeggings and/or leggings are not permitted.
- Undergarments must be worn.
- No head apparel unless it is religious in nature.
- No clothing with derogatory emblems, graphics, slogans, rips, or holes.
- No open toe shoes, sandals, or flip flops.
- Each visitor may wear only one (1) wedding ring, one (1) necklace with or without medallion and one (1) pair of earrings. This is the only jewelry allowed in the visiting area.
- Please remember that the Visitation Supervisor will make the final determination regarding dress code.
· For security purposes, jackets and coats shall not be permitted in the visiting area. These garments can be stored in the following ways: visitors may leave them in their vehicles or hang them on wall pegs in the Visitation Room.