Big Sandy Regional Detention Center

Regional Facility

Last Updated: March 26, 2024
904 3rd St, Paintsville, KY 41240

Big Sandy Detention is for Regional Facility offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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Satellite View of Big Sandy Regional Detention Center

You can support your loved ones at Big Sandy Detention on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 606-297-5124.

Big Sandy Detention is a regional prison located at 904 3rd St in Paintsville, KY, operated jointly by the Kentucky Department of Corrections and local law enforcement from surrounding counties like Johnson County Sheriff.

Big Sandy Detention houses inmates convicted and sentenced within the Kentucky region, classified according to their custody level.

The facility offers a comprehensive array of educational and vocational programs designed to equip inmates with the skills necessary for successful reintegration into society, thereby aiming to reduce recidivism rates.

Aligned with Kentucky's mission to promote rehabilitation and lower the state's recidivism rate, Big Sandy Detention prioritizes initiatives that foster personal growth and positive behavioral change among its inmate population.

Big Sandy Detention provides onsite facilities catering to inmates' diverse needs, including dietary, health, fitness, education, and religious practices.

Committed to maintaining top-notch conditions, Big Sandy Detention undergoes rigorous inspections to uphold government contracts and ensure compliance with established standards of care and safety.

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 Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours for Big Sandy Detention are subject to change, so it's crucial to confirm them by contacting the facility directly by phone. Please reach out to 606-297-5124, on visitation procedures, applications, or directions to the facility in Paintsville. Please note that visitors will undergo a thorough search before entering the premises, and personal belongings, including cell phones, are strictly prohibited. Individuals under probation, parole, or community corrections supervision must obtain approval from both their supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting, although such visits are not typically approved.

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