Barren County Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: May 07, 2024
201 Samson St, Glasgow, KY 42141

Barren Co Jauk is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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You can support your loved ones at Barren Co Jauk on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 270-651-8806.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work here so that you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Barren Co Jauk is a detention center located at 201 Samson St Glasgow, KY which is operated locally by the Barren County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Barren County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Glasgow Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Kentucky here.

Barren County KY Detention Center - Rules

1. Inmates will rise at 5:00 a.m. Cleaning supplies will be placed in cells at 5:15 a.m. and removed at 5:45 a.m. Inmate beds are to be made by 6:00 a.m. Inmates are not to be under their sheets/blankets from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Inmates may lay on their beds during the day.
2. Lights will remain on 24 hrs/day.
3. Meals will be served at 6 a.m., 11 a.m., and 4 p.m. All inmates will come to the door for Roll Call. All inmates will be fully dressed when coming to the door.
4. All mail is opened in front of the inmates, except for packages and mail suspected of containing contraband. All stamps, seals, and stickers will be removed. All mail must have a return address, otherwise it will be placed in the inmate's property. There will be no Inmate to Inmate mail. If an inmate receives mail from another institution, it will be placed in their property.
5. Visitation on-site public visitation will be Monday thru Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Thursday 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. You will be allowed two visits weekly. At-home visits can be scheduled every day of the week from 7:00 am - 10:00 pm at
6. Commissary will be run on Monday and Friday, or at the Jailer's discretion. Commissary requests will be picked up by 6 a.m. on those days. Commissary is a privilege, not a right.
7. Inmates will conduct themselves in a quiet and orderly manner at all times.
8. Destruction of Jail property will not be tolerated. Inmates will be responsible for reimbursement for any damaged property.
9. There will be no sheets, blankets, or towels hanging on bunks at anytime. No paper or pictures will be allowed on the walls.
10. All inmates will shower and use good personal hygiene at all times.
11. Each inmate will be furnished with soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, 1 towel, 2 bedsheets, 1 blanket, 1 mattress and 2 uniforms.
12. All inmates will have access to purchase hygiene items. Indigent inmates will be provided with hygiene items.
13. All inmates will be allowed 2 pairs of socks and 2 pairs of underwear. These items must be purchased from Commissary.
14. All money will be logged on an inmate's account. Receipts will be provided for each transaction.
15. There will be no contact between cells.
16. All phone calls are subject to being monitored and recorded.
17. Any excess property must be sent out within 30 days of the booking date or it will be destroyed. Any property left 30 days after release will be destroyed.
18. Each inmate will be allowed to have 5 photos. No photos larger than 5x7 and no computer-generated photos are allowed.
19. No inmate shall be standing at the door of the cell unless summoned by a Deputy.
20. Any inmate who has loss of property at the time of release must make a written complaint to the Jailer with 48 hours of their release.
21. Any inmate released who has money remaining on their account and owes no fees will have a check mailed to them within 30 days of their release.

Inmate's Rights

1. Inmates have the right to be informed in writing of all rules, regulations, schedules, and disciplinary actions used at Barren County Correction Center.
2. All inmates are entitled to healthcare comparable to that available to citizens in the surrounding community. Medical care will be under the direction of Southern Health Partners.
3. All inmates are encouraged to maintain their personal hygiene.
4. Every reasonable attempt shall be made to facilitate the exercise of the religious beliefs of inmates.
5. No inmate shall be discriminated against because of race or religion.
6. The right to access the Courts is a fundamental right of all US citizens.
7. Inmates are encouraged to maintain contact with family/friends.
8. Inmates shall be allowed to file a grievance at such time he believes he has been subject to abuse, harassment, an abridgement of civil rights, or denied privileges as specified in the rules.

All programs at Barren County Correction Center are structured to create an environment for positive change in the offender's life, so they can better serve the community as productive citizens when released.

  • GED - Classes to prepare and improve individuals for final testing to obtain their GED certificate.
  • ADO - Introduction to the ADO program.
  • AA/NA (Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics) - Taught by local volunteers
  • Religious Services - Are offered twice a week.
  • MRT - Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Portal New Directions

Phones - Inmate phones and calling cards are serviced through SECURUS Technologies. Most calls are $6.30 for 15-minute call. An InmateAid number will ge the same calls for only $3.15 (half price). Click here if your inmate calls more than twice a month. If you want to set up collect calling or block your number call 1-800-844-6591

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Kentucky. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Barren County Detention Center.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Barren County KY Detention Center - Visitation

Scheduling Your Visit is Easy!

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the "Schedule an Onsite Visit" button
  3. Select the state and correctional facility where you loved one is housed
  4. Search for the inmate who you want to visit
  5. Select the duration, date and time and click "Finish"
Once completed, your information will be forwarded to the facility. What happens next?
  1. A confirmation email containing your Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be sent to you
  2. Be sure to print this email and bring it with you to your scheduled visit
  3. Arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled visit
  4. Enter your PIN number two minutes before your visit is set to start and ENJOY!
  • Easy and Convenient
  • Include More People
  • Stay Connected by sharing birthdays and special events
  • Save time by not traveling to the jail and taking off from work. Visit from anywhere that is convenient for you.
Visiting From Anywhere is Easy!
  1. Create a Securus Online account by going to Click "Sign Up" to create your account. You will need to submit a photo and government-issued ID for approval to visit at the facility.
  2. Once approved, log in to your Securus Online account and select "Schedule a Visit"
  3. Enjoy your anywhere video visit!
Frequently Asked Questions About Video Visitation at Barren County Detention Center

On Wednesday, March 8 the Barren County Detention Center will begin using a "Video Visitation" system for all friends and family visits with inmates. The following are answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Inmates will visit with friends and family from a video visitation terminal in their housing unit. Friends and family will visit from a similar visitation terminal in the public visitation room located in the administration lobby. These visits are referred to as "onsite" or "public" visitations.
The new system will allow visitors to still come to the jail for visitation and it will now also allow friends and family to conduct a "remote" or "at-home" visit from home using a computer, webcam and high-speed internet connection an a smartphone/tablet 'app'.

Each inmate is allowed two 20 minute visits from friends or family members weekly at the jail. Inmates can have unlimited remote visits from home.

Friends and family can schedule visits with inmates during any time visitation is allowed. Public visitation hours are:

Monday - Wednesday 8-11 am Noon - 4 pm Thursday 8-11 am Noon - 4 pm 5-7 pm Friday - Saturday 8-11 am Noon - 4 pm

Visits need to be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. You will need to use the website will then create a free user account (if you don't already have one) and submit that for approval by the facility. Once you are approved, you can then log back in and click on "Schedule a Visit" at the bottom of the page and follow the steps listed.
When you schedule your visit, be sure to write down the following items:

  1. The date and time of your visit
  2. The six-digit PIN number because you will enter this at the time of your visit
  3. The video terminal you are assigned to (I.E. Vis_1, Vis_2, etc.)

Each inmate will continue to receive two free onsite visits each week. Inmates can now receive unlimited remoteIat-home visits each week. "At-home" visits will have a promotional price of $5 for 20 minutes for the first few months.

On-site Public visitation hours are Monday - Wednesday 8-11 am Noon - 4 pm Thursday 8-11 am Noon - 4 pm 5-7 pm Friday - Saturday 8-11 am Noon - 4 pm

At-home visits can be scheduled every day of the week from 7:00 am - 10:00 pm.

You can conduct visits using an Apple or Android phone or tablet. Download the free Securus Visitation app in the App Store or Google Play. You can also use a computer with high-speed internet access and a webcam. You will need to do the following:
  1. Create a visitation account at
  2. Request access to visit Barren County Detention Center. Your request is then reviewed by jail staff.
  3. Once you are approved to be an at-home visitor, you can then schedule at-home visits. Note: No account is required for on-site visitation.
Here is some other helpful information:
  1. There will be NO age restriction for visitation. However, ALL visitors 17 years of age and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Proof of this will be required before visitation is allowed. (Proof needed will be a Birth Certificate for parents or court papers for legal guardians)
  2. Photo ID will be required for ALL visitors 10 years of age or older. Acceptable forms of ID will be, but not limited to, Driver's License, State ID cards, School ID, and Military ID. Other forms of photo ID may be accepted if valid.
  3. If you have any questions about visiting from home, visit for further information.
  4. When you arrive at the jail for an on-site visit, you can take your seat at your assigned terminal a couple of minutes before your visit. Â To start your visit, touch the "Video Visitation" icon. Â Then enter your assigned PIN number on the next screen and hit the green 'OK' button.

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