Blackburn Correctional Complex


To protect the citizens of the Commonwealth and to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for staff and offenders in carrying out the mandates of the legislative and judicial processes; and, to provide opportunities for offenders to acquire skills which facilitate non-criminal behavior.

 Visiting Information

**Due to power outages as a result of recent storms, visitation at BLACKBURN CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX has been canceled for Saturday, July 21st.**


  1. Visiting Hours:
  2. Inmates may receive visits on weekends and state holidays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. New visitors shall not enter the Complex after 2:00 p.m. Visitors shall exit the institutional grounds by 3:00 p.m.

  3. Entry and Identification of Visitors:
    1. Visitors shall stop at Post One giving proper identification including vehicle license number. The officer shall direct the visitor to the visitors parking and visiting area. Each visitor shall sign in with the Visiting Officer located at the Visitation Building.
    2. Visitor’s car and person shall be subject to search in accordance with CPPs 9.6, 9.8, and 16.1.
    3. Visitors shall park in designated parking lot across the road from the gym. Upon exiting the vehicle, it shall be securely locked with all windows rolled up and all items locked up that are in the back of pick-up trucks. Vehicles need to be secured.
    4. Visitors shall enter the visiting are from the front entrance of the Visitation Building. Once a visitor enters the visiting area, they shall not be allowed to return to their vehicle except for leaving the Complex, unless authorized by Visitation Supervisor.
    5. Visitors leaving the Complex shall not be allowed to return to the Complex until the next scheduled visiting day.
    6. Due to space limitation of the visiting area, inmates shall not be permitted more than three (3) approved adult visitors per visiting period.
    7. Visitors in need of a prescription drug during a visit shall be required to bring NO MORE THAN THE EXACT dosage for that day and it shall be in the original container. This must be reported to the Post One Officer prior to the visitor entering the visiting area.
    8. Visitors shall be prohibited from bringing any food or drinks to the visiting area. Vending machines shall be provided. BCC staff, visitors, or inmates shall not shake any vending machine for any reason. See the Visitation Officer if machine malfunctions and a refund I required. Inmates are not allowed at the vending machines.
    9. Visitors shall be assigned to a table by a Visiting Officer and directed to the seat until the inmate to be visited arrives.
    10. Visiting Officers have the authority to determine seating arrangements.
    11. Visitors shall be required to remain in the immediate visiting area. Children shall remain with parents at all times and parents shall be responsible for the supervisor of children. Visitors shall remain seated at their assigned tables if the inmate being visited is not at the table. Both the inmate and the visitor shall not be authorized to be away from the table at the same time unless authorized by the Visiting Officer.
    12. Pets shall not be allowed on the Complex.
    13. Visitors shall wear undergarments to include bra, panties, and underwear. Sheer dresses and skirts shall require slips.
    14. Visitors shall be dressed properly. Modest attire shall include the following:

      • Dresses
      • Skirts
      • Jeans
      • Pant Suits
      • Blouses or shirts shall be recommended as appropriate for females.
      • Shorts shall be allowed for females, but shall extend no less than mid-thigh or three (3) inches above the knee.
      • Male visitors shall wear long pants or shorts. Shorts shall be no less than mid-thigh or three (3) inches above the knee and a long or short sleeve shirt.


      • Clothing with a split or slit of any type
      • Clothing which does not completely cover the midriff, cleavage, or bosom
      • Short-shorts, mini-skirts, or halter tops
      • Tank tops, muscle shirts, sleeveless tops, or see through clothing of any kind
      • Head coverings or any kind, including a headband, excluding religious head coverings
      • Blouses shall be buttoned to conceal cleavage
      • Leggings, unless worn under a dress or skirt that extends no less than three (3) inches above the knee

      The Shift Supervisor shall review and observe any questionable attire and make a determination if the visit is to be allowed or terminated. Visitors shall be allowed to visit the next day if attire complies with policy.

    15. A copy of the BCC Visiting Rules and Regulations shall be at the Visiting Desk.

  4. Entry of Inmates
    1. Inmates shall enter the visiting area through the rear entrance of the Visitation Building. Institutional ID, locker key, and wedding band shall be the only items allowed into the visiting area.
    2. Inmates shall be fully dressed in inmate uniforms.
    3. Inmates and their visitors shall not be allowed to sit beside each other.
    4. At the conclusion of a visit, inmates shall remain at assigned table or in an assigned area until the Visiting Officer has cleared the visiting area of visitors.

  5. The Visit: BCC also required the following guidelines:
    1. Visitors shall not be allowed to leave any personal belongings, money, or packages for the inmate unless approved by the Warden.
    2. Visitors shall not have more than fifteen (15) dollars in change (quarters only) for vending machines in their possession. All change shall be in a clear container only. Paper money shall not be allowed in the visiting area.
    3. Purses, wallets, or handbags shall not be allowed in the visiting area.
    4. Cell phones shall not be allowed in the visiting area. Cell phones must be locked in vehicles.
    5. Table coverings, place mats, blankets, beach towels, newspapers, or magazines shall not be allowed.
    6. Visitors shall not be permitted to bring any type of food or drink into the visiting area for any reason.
    7. Strollers, play pens, swings, walkers, toys, diaper bags, or infant carriers shall not be allowed. Two (2) premeasured bottles and three (3) diapers only shall be allowed for infants.
    8. Visitors who bring in any unauthorized items will be required to return those items to their vehicles at the direction of the Visiting Staff. Any unauthorized items that may lead to misdemeanor or felony charges, the Kentucky State Police shall be contacted immediately.
    9. Inmates shall not join visitors until the visitor has completed registration and is seated.
    10. Only the Shift Supervisor shall have the authority to deny or terminate a visit. If a visit is denied or terminated for any reason, the Shift Supervisor shall prepare a written report to the Warden explaining in detail the reason for denial or termination. If a visit is terminated for unruly behavior, inappropriate conduct, or illegal or possible illegal activity, the visitor shall be informed that they shall not be allowed re-entry to visit without written permission from the Warden.

  6. General Information:
    1. Visitors shall remain in the Visitation Building.
    2. Restricted areas shall be posted and strictly enforced.
    3. Inmates shall not be allowed to enter the parking lot or a visitor’s vehicle for any reason.
    4. Visiting Officers shall have total responsibility for supervision of visiting and shall enforce visiting regulations. It shall be the Visiting Officer’s responsibility to call attention to any breach of regulations. If a visitor ignored the instructions of an officer, the visit may be terminated.
    5. Instructions may include:

      • Refraining from making loud noise, making an obscene or sexual gesture or contact, disrupting the visits of others, and other unacceptable behavior.
      • The necessity of bringing adequate identification on a subsequent visit.
      • Unacceptable attire.
    6. Institutional count times during visits occur at 10:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. At these times, no inmates will be allowed to enter or leave the visitation area until count has cleared. All inmates will remain seated until count clears.
    7. Inmates and visitors shall be allowed to kiss and embrace once at start of visit and once at the conclusion of visit. Brief physical contact such as holding hands, kissing, and embracing shall be permitted within the bounds of good taste and only at the beginning and end of visit.
    8. Visiting Officer shall not accept any article or gift of any kind from the inmate or visitor.

Phone Numbers

Taxi Companies in Lexington

Yellow Cab/Wildcat Taxi - (859)225-2227 or (859) 231-8294

Greyhound Bus Lines in Lexington

Local:  (859) 299-8804

Fares and Schedule Information:  (800) 231-2222


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