Hardin County KY Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: March 09, 2024
Address
100 Lawson Blvd, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Beds
648
County
Hardin
Phone
270-765-4159
Fax
270-735-1794
Email
jhall.hcdc@hcky.org

Hardin 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 County - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Hardin County KY Detention Center

You can support your loved ones at Hardin Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 270-765-4159.

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 Hardin Co Jail is a detention center located at 100 Lawson Blvd Elizabethtown, KY which is operated locally by the Hardin 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. Hardin County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Elizabethtown 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.

The Detention Center was constructed in 1996 and has a total bed capacity of 648 beds. The facility is the 5th largest county jail in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Inmates may buy calling cards at the commissary, or add money to their phone account at touchpaydirect.com; locator: 242701

Mail Regulations:

Mailing Address:

(Inmates Name)
(Inmates Pod Number)
100 Lawson Blvd
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

  • MUST HAVE POD # AND INMATE’S FULL NAME ON ENVELOPE OR IT WILL BE RETURNED
  • FACILITY TO FACILITY MAIL WILL HAVE TO BE APPROVED BEFORE INMATES RECEIVE IT
  • NO INMATE TO INMATE MAIL IN THE FACILITY UNLESS IT HAS BEEN APPROVED. ANY UNAPPROVED MAIL THAT IS DISCOVERED TO BE FROM THE FACILITY WILL BE DESTROYED AS CONTRABAND
  • ALL RELIGIOUS MAIL MUST BE APPROVED
  • NO MONEY ORDERS, CHECKS, OR CASH IS ACCEPTED THROUGH THE MAIL
  • NO DRAWINGS ON THE ENVELOPE OR DRAWINGS ON LETTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED
  • NO COLORING PAGES AND OR DRAWINGS ON LETTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED
  • NO PUZZLES OR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS WILL BE ACCEPTED
  • NO PRINTED INTERNET PAGES ARE ALLOWED
  • NO BLANK ENVELOPES, STAMPS OR BLANK PAPER ACCEPTED
  • NO MORE THAN 10 PHOTOS, APPROPRIATE SIZE 4X6 ALLOWED
  • NO PHOTOS ON COMPUTER PAPER WILL BE ACCEPTED
  • INMATES ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO KEEP 10 PHOTOS AND 10 LETTERS AT ALL TIMES. IT WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INMATE TO EITHER DISPOSE OF THE EXCESS PROPERTY OR SEND BACK TO LOVED ONES
  • NO LIPSTICK, PERFUME OR STICKERS ON ENVELOPE OR LETTERS
  • NO EXPLICIT PHOTOS, DRAWINGS OR LETTERS ALLOWED
  • LETTERS MUST BE IN PEN, PENCIL OR TYPED
  • NO MARKER OR CRAYONS ON THE ENVELOPES OR LETTERS

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 Hardin County KY 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 aid@inmateaid.com, 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

Hardin County KY Detention Center - Visitation

Visitations are conducted Sunday – Thursday from 08:00 to 16:00 hours. Scheduling can be done by clicking the link above and registering for an account. No cell phones or other posted contraband allowed at any times in the facility or on the grounds. Visits are 20 minutes long and are done using CCTV. All visits are monitored and recorded.

INMATES will visit with friends and family from a video visitation terminal in their housing unit.
VISITORS will use a similar video visitation terminal in the jail’s visitation area.
These are called ONSITE visits.

Video Visitation still allows visits to take place at the Hardin County Detention Center; however, it also allows a “REMOTE” visit where VISITORS can schedule a visit with an inmate from the comfort of their own home. All they need is a computer/laptop, high-speed internet connection and a webcam.

Q: How often can I visit inmates?
A: Each inmate is allowed two – 20 minute ONSITE visits per week at the jail.
If visiting remotely, friends and family can schedule unlimited visits with an inmate.

Q: Do I need to visit with an inmate at a certain time?
A: Friends and family may schedule ONSITE and REMOTE visits with inmates for any of these times:

Sunday-Thursday:

  • 8:30 am – 10:30 am
  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

No visitation on Friday

All ONSITE visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Visits can be scheduled:

  • Using a video terminal in the public visitation area
  • Visiting visitfromhome.net , then click on “Schedule an Onsite Visitation” at the bottom of the page and follow the steps listed

When you schedule your visit, be sure to write down the following items:

  • The date and time of your visit
  • The six digit PIN number - you will enter this at the time of your visit
  • The video terminal you are assigned

Q: Is there a charge for video visitation?
A: Each inmate will continue to receive two free 20 minute ONSITE visits weekly.

Standard pricing for a REMOTE visit is $12.99.
Introductory promotional pricing of $5.00 for a 20-minute visit will be offered until February 19th, 2016.

Q: What do I need to do to visit from home?
A: If you have a home computer/laptop, high speed internet access and a webcam, you can conduct visits from home. You will need to do the following:

  • Create a visitation account at www.visitfromhome.net
  • Once you are approved to be an at-home visitor, you can then schedule at-home visits.
  • You will be required to pay for your visitation session at the time you schedule the session.

RC Building Visitation (Work Program)

Restricted Custody building contact visits are currently suspended.

Walk in window visitation is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1800 to 2100 no appointment needed.
Contact visitation by appointment only Saturday 0800 to 1400


East Housing (Female Sap Program)

Walk in window visitation is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1800 to 2100 no appointment needed.
To setup visitation call 270-737-4620. Appointment line is open Thursday only from 0800 to 1600.

ORII Building (Male Sap Program)

Appointments and scheduling information for the Mens Substance Abuse program can be obtained by calling 270-769-0329. This number is for the ORII Male SAP Inmates ONLY.

Due to required scheduled substance abuse program classes, curriculum and activities, only available visits for the male substance abuse program are:

  • Remote visitations for the male substance abuse program may be set up for Sundays only.
  • Thursdays weekly window visits must be reserved on Tuesdays. Reservation calls taken from 8 to 11a.m., 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Phone number 270.769.0329
  • Saturdays window visits must be reserved on Thursdays. Reservation calls taken from 8 to 11a.m., 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Phone number 270.769.0329

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