Louisville Metro Department of Corrections

City Jail

Last Updated: March 03, 2024
400 S 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202

Louisville Metro Jail is for City 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 City Jail - 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

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You can support your loved ones at Louisville Metro Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 502-574-2167.

The Louisville Metro Jail serves as a low/medium-security city detention center located at 400 S 6th St in Louisville, KY. Operated locally by the police and sheriff's departments, it houses inmates and detainees awaiting trial or sentencing. Most sentenced inmates have terms of less than two years. The facility also accepts inmates from surrounding towns and occasionally from the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others may be supervised by probation agencies or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who remain in custody await their court appearances at the facility, receiving accommodations such as bedding and meals.

For access to arrest records in Kentucky, you can view them here.

Inmates housed in Metro Corrections facilities have many program opportunities such as

  • Goodwill Soft Skills Academy
  • GED Classes
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Religious Programs
  • Home Incarceration
  • Day Reporting.

Part of our mission is to assess an offender’s needs and provide services that assist that offender in the transition and reintegration back into the community. We have re-entry initiatives that are growing.

Louisville Metro Department of Corrections headquarters is located at 400 S. Sixth St., Louisville, KY 40202. The lobby is open to the public for information 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

All inmates have certain rights established by Kentucky Administrative Regulations, statutes and case law that promote access to courts attorney, mail, visitation, telephone use, and internal grievance procedures. We recognize the interest of victims, volunteers, criminal justice providers, and all citizens of Louisville.

Louisville Metro Department of Corrections - Inmate Handbook
Louisville Metro Department of Corrections - Inmate Accounts

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 Louisville Metro Department of Corrections.

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

Louisville Metro Department of Corrections - Visitation

Visitation is conducted by video conferencing

  • Visitors - There is a sign-up roster and visits are based on a first come, first serve basis and will be conducted as close to the schedule as possible
  • #1 - Be patient

  • You must be 16 years or older and have a valid picture ID.
  • Visitation is only allowed after arraignment, classification and the housing assignment has been made;
  • Inmates are allowed one (1) 20-minute visit per scheduled day. Up to 2 adults, or 1 adult and 1 child (under age 18) may visit per visitation session.
  • Out of town visits: One extended visit of 40 minutes will be permitted every seven days for those visitors traveling more than 100 miles (one way) to Louisville, KY. You must have two forms of identification (1 valid pictured government-issued ID and a piece of mail dated within the last 30 days or a departing bus/airline ticket) as proof of your out-of-state status. Please arrive early and on the scheduled visiting day, if possible, to accommodate an extended visit.
  • The employees assisting with your visit will not be able to control the exact time that your visit will begin because they have no control over the activities within the security perimeter. That is one of the reasons for rule #1.
    • If you choose to leave and return after signing up to visit, your visit may be cancelled and you will have to return during the next scheduled visitation session.

Visitation Schedule

Louisville Metro Department of Corrections has multiple campuses. The time of our visit and location where you go to visit an offender depends on where the offender is housed and the offender’s status or classification. Please read the rules first to ensure everything will go as smoothly as possible.

Visitation is a two-step process.

  • First, you must register for your visit. You must arrive and be signed in before the end of the sign-up time. Please try and arrive as early as possible to the sign-up time to ensure everyone gets a proper visitation.
  • Second, you will be given a block of time during which your visit is intended to take place.

​Visitation Locations :

  • Main Jail or Hall of Justice - Lower level of the Hall of Justice at 600 W Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY, 40202
  • Community Corrections Center - Rear of the facility. Visitors enter the doors on the south side of the building directly off the alley at 316 East Chestnut, Louisville, KY 40202


Key : J = Main Jail Complex ; H = Hall of Justice ; CCC = Community Correction center

Example: If the person you are searching for is assigned to floor 2 of the main jail, you are looking for 'J2'


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


H3, H5




J2, J4, H3

J3, H5, H6, CCC


Note: These are your times, all visits are on a 'first come, first serve' basis. You are signing up for a 20-minute visit, all sign-ups will go until the visit rosters are fully booked; once the roster is full we cannot accept any more visits for the day.

Classification type Sign up times

General Population

8:00AM - Until roster is full

4:30PM - Until roster is full

Special Management

7:30AM - 8:00AM

4:30PM - 5:00PM

Kitchen Work Aides (Every day)

7:30AM - 10:15AM

6:00PM - 9:15PM

CCC Non Work Release

8:00AM - 9:00AM

6:00PM - 8:00PM

CCC Work Release

9:00AM - 10:00AM

8:00PM - 10:00PM

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