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Fayette County KY Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: September 08, 2021
Address
600 Old Frankfort Cir, Lexington, KY 40510
Beds
1266
County
Fayette
Phone
859-425-2700
Email
chrisd.gillum@ky.gov

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

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State - medium facility.

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Fayette County KY Detention Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 859-425-2700

The Fayette County KY Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 600 Old Frankfort Cir Lexington, KY which is operated locally by the Fayette 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. Fayette County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Lexington Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Fayette County KY Detention Center - Programs and Services - Programs and resources for inmates
A number of programs, services and resources are available to inmates.
Commissary - Community Corrections provides commissary services to offenders. Offenders may order commissary once per week, $100 spending limit.
Order commissary for an offender by visiting My Care Pack. Delivery of commissary ordered using My Care Pack will be on the offender’s normal delivery day.
Depositing funds
In-person - The Detention Center has kiosks located in the front lobby that allow family and friends to deposit money into the inmate's account. Funds are available for the inmate's use within 30 minutes of the deposit. They are accessible 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
The kiosks accept:

  • Cash
  • Debit cards
  • Credit cards

*Please note that there is a nominal fee.
Money orders are no longer accepted.
Online - You may deposit funds online by visiting My Care Pack, Smart Deposit or Access Corrections. For a nominal fee, these sites allow you to deposit funds to an offender's account using a debit card or credit card.
Phone
You can deposit funds by calling 1 (866) 394-0490 and use a credit or debit card to post money
Phone, email, voice mail services
Securus Technologies provide phone and email services to the inmate population. They offer the following programs:
Collect Calls – offenders may place collect call using the inmate telephone system. The called party is responsible for all billed charges.
Debit Calls – offenders may place a debit call using money in their commissary account. The offender is responsible for all billed charges.

Refunds - Offenders may release funds to their family and friends during the inmate accounts office business hours, during the first seven days of their incarceration. A picture ID must be shown. Special circumstances will be considered but must be approved by the Director or his designee after the seventh day.
People who are no longer incarcerated may pick up any remaining funds during normal business hours. We must see a picture ID.
Mailing refunds back to people who live further than 75 miles from the Detention Center is possible. Inmate accounts must receive a notarized letter from the inmate in order to do so. The letter must include the following information:

  • Inmates Name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number
  • Mailing address of where it should go

Inmate Services Unit
The Inmate Services Unit provides adjustment services to the inmate population. They respond to requests originating from inmates on a daily basis. The inmate services counselors visit each housing unit to speak with inmates. A counselor is available five days per week to explain policy and procedure to the inmates. Counselors assist with questions they have about the facility.
Inmate Services acts as a liaison between the inmate population and the administration. Inmate Services strives to uphold recognized inmate rights and require other departments to do the same. The Inmate Services Unit assists inmates with establishing contact with other agencies when appropriate.
Educational and life skills programs
The Educational and Life Skills Programs address the basic educational needs of the inmate population as well as life skills needs by utilizing cognitive based programming designed to encourage rehabilitation and reduce recidivism. The programs include GED, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, job skills and parenting skills.
Community service program
The Community Service Program provides low-risk offenders the opportunity to participate in job assignments throughout these LFUCG Divisions:

  • Sanitation
  • Recycling
  • Police Records
  • Sheriff's Office
  • Road cleanup crews
  • Grounds maintenance crews

Religious services
Religious services are offered to inmates of all faiths. For details, go to the Religious services page.
Recreation
The Recreation Department offers various recreational activities to the inmate population to promote exercise, education and creativity. These programs are designed to help with idleness.
Laundry
Laundry services are provided five days a week to the inmate population.

Inmate Locator

Fayette County KY Detention Center publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Kentucky. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Fayette County KY Detention Center and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 859-425-2700.

Registration

  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Fayette County KY Detention Center - Visitation

You can visit inmates during the proper times as long as you follow the rules.

VISITATION DAYS BY CLASSIFICATION

NO VISITS ON MONDAYS OR FRIDAYS

MX – Maximum Security
MI – Minimum Security
GP – General Population
AB – Alert Behavior

TUESDAY:

  • MX-AB Level 1 (9 – 10:25 a.m. / 1 – 3:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • MX-GP w/ARH designation (9 – 10:25 a.m. / 1 – 3:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • MX-AB Level 2 (9 – 10:25 a.m. / 1 – 3:45 p.m. – final registration time)
  • MX-AB Level 3 (6 – 9:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • PC-T (6 – 9:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • All GP Classifications (6 – 9:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • No Classifications (6 – 9:25 p.m. – final registration time)

WEDNESDAY:

  • All GP Classifications (6 – 9:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • No Classifications (6 – 9:25 p.m. – final registration time)

THURSDAY:

  • MI-AB Level 1 (9 – 10:25 a.m. / 1 – 3:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • MI GP w/ARH designation (9 –10:25 a.m. / 1 – 3:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • MI-AB Level 2 (9 – 10:25 a.m. / 1 – 3:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • MI-AB Level 3 (6 – 9:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • PC-T (6 – 9:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • GP Trustee Only – T / WR / SR / KT /CS (6 – 9:25 p.m. – final registration time)

SATURDAY:

  • MX-AB Level 2 (9 – 10:25 a.m. – final registration time)
  • MX-AB Level 3 (9 – 10:25 a.m. / 1 – 3:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • PC-T 9 – 10:25 a.m. / 1 – 3:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • All GP Classifications (9 – 10:25 a.m. / 1 – 3:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • No Classification (9 – 10:25 a.m. / 1 – 3:25 p.m. – final registration time)

SUNDAY:

  • MI-AB Level 2 (9 – 10:25 a.m. – final registration time)
  • MI-AB Level 3 (9 – 10:25 a.m. / 1 – 3:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • All GP Classifications (9 – 10:25 a.m. / 1 – 3:25 p.m. – final registration time)
  • No Classification (9 – 10:25 a.m. / 1 – 3:25 p.m. – final registration time)

Visitation rules

  • Visitation registration begins 30 minutes before start times.
  • We conduct visitation sessions on the half hour (ex. 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m.).
  • We permit four visitors per session for each offender.
  • Visitors must be 16 years old or older.
  • An adult 18 years of age or older must accompany visitors under 16 years of age.
  • The same visitor may visit only twice per week.
  • Visitors must be properly dressed (determined by the Community Corrections staff)
  • Visitors and offenders who fail to follow Detention Center rules during visitation may lose visitation privileges.
  • Visitors and guests must have a photo ID or other form of identification.
  • Attorney(s) may conduct visitation privately in the attorney visitation room or in the unit multi-purpose room areas.

The changes to the visitation policy are as follows:

1. Only people who are visiting inmates will be allowed in the lobby during visiting hours.

2. Visits will not be allowed on Monday or Friday.

3. Inmates who are trustees, or have been assigned to do community service work can have visitors on:

• Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

4. Inmates classified as General Population (GP) & Pre-class inmates can have visitors on:

• Tuesday, Thursday Saturday and Sunday

5. Inmates with classifications other than those listed above will still have the same number of visitation days.

6. Each inmate will have to make a list of no more than 5 people who they would like to visit them. This list is called a visitation registry. Only the people an inmate puts on that list can visit them. Each person can only visit two times per week.

  • Inmates can change their visitor list every 90 days.
  • Kids 15 and younger do not have to be on a list, as long as they are brought to the visit by a parent or guardian who is on the list.

7. Everyone who visits the jail can be searched at any time. This includes "pat-down" searches. If you do not cooperate with a search you will lose your visitation privileges.

8. Some items and objects are not allowed in the jail or jail lobby. These items are considered contraband. Some of these items include, but are notlimited to the following

  • Cellular Phones
  • Any item that is illegal to have
  • Electronic Devices (other than medically necessary devices) • Purses or backpacks
  • Any weapon, including pocket knives. This is the law!

If jail officers find out you have contraband you could face criminal charges or lose your visiting privileges temporarily, or permanently. 9. As a reminder, the Division of Community Corrections is a non-smoking facility.

10. There is a new dress code for visitors to the jail. It is as follows:

  • No tank tops
  • No cut-off shirts
  • No halter tops
  • No athletic or tight leggings
  • No see-through clothing of any kind
  • No spandex
  • No clothing that is explicitly gang-related
  • No clothing with curse words, bad language or x-rated images
  • No sagging pants, or allowing your underwear to show.
  • No shorts or skirts that fail to cover at least 2 inches above the knee.

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