Knox County Detention Center, KY Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: May 5, 2022
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103 Jail Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906-1423

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Knox County Detention Center has two facilities where inmates live in Knox County. The Knox County Detention Center is the only county-operated work camp in Kentucky, providing some of the manual labor workforce in the county. All facilities offer re-entry programs, as well as academic opportunities to pursue G.E.D. or life skills training.


Knox County Detention Center Prison Information

Jail Name Knox County Detention Center
Jail Type County Jail
Location 103 Jail Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906-1423
Contact Numbers 606-546-6215
City Barbourville
Postal Code 40906-1423
State Kentucky
County Knox County
Jail Webpage website

Knox County Sheriffs Office

Sheriff Mike Smith
Address 401 Court Square, Barbourville, Kentucky, 40906
Phone 606-546-3181

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

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Inmate Search

To lookup an inmate in Knox County Detention Center, there is a database on the jail’s website where one can find information on inmates. Search results can be narrowed by entering the inmate’s first/last name or booking date. Information displayed includes the inmate’s name, booking date, and number, bond and mugshot.

Sending a Mail

Inmates are allowed to be mailed letters, written on plain sheets of paper and including 4x6 photographs. Anything else in the envelope will be considered contraband, including money, stamps, newspaper/magazine clippings, craft items (glue, glitter, etc), and anything besides paper letter and photos.

Letters should be sent to:
Inmates full name and housing assignment
103 Jail Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906-1423

Inmates are not allowed to be mailed packages, although family and friends can order them items and goods through iCare, including various apparel, packaged foods, electronics, and hygienic products.

Sending Money

Inmates need money in their accounts for a variety of things. There is a one-time admission fee of $20 for clothing and linens, as well as a daily $3 fee for food. To pay for these things, any funds in an inmate’s account will be taken out. Inmates who work in jail will have the daily fee waived.

Inmates also need money to pay for making phone calls, sending letters, and to buy items at the commissary store.

Money can be put into an inmate’s account in two ways. One is that funds in the form of a money order can be mailed to an inmate at:

Inmate Trust Fund for (Inmate's Name, Inmate’s #)
Knox County Detention Center C/O Inmate Accounts
103 Jail Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906-1423

Another option is to deposit funds through cash or credit card at a kiosk machine in the Central Booking and Detention Facility and at the Video Visitation Center.

Phone Calls

Inmates in Knox County Detention Center can make phone calls, a service hosted through CenturyLink. Family and friends receiving calls can make an account and keep funds loaded on it to receive calls on landlines or cell phones.

The rate of calling varies between in-state and intrastate calling, as well as between prepaid calls, collect calls and prepaid debit calls. The lowest call rate for in-state, prepaid calls is $0.15/minute. The highest rate is $0.25/minute for interstate calls. International calls are prohibited.

Visiting Rules

Inmates at Knox County Detention Center are allowed video visitation. This type of interaction with inmates is highly encouraged. Inmates are usually allowed three 40-minute visits per week, if not more based on good behavior. Each visit can include up to two visitors at a time.

Friends and family can schedule a visit either at a kiosk in the jail lobby or online by creating an account. All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

As with in-person visits, there are regulations that visitors must follow. When going to the video visitation facility, visitors should only bring their identification with them and arrive 15 minutes early to check in. Do not bring cell phones or any other items except a car key. Dress as you would for an in-person visit – appropriate and modest attire is required. Clothing should cover shoulders, stomach and the top half of the leg and should not contain crude or profane words or images.

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

How Often Can I Visit?

Inmates are allowed to have three visits per week at minimum. Each visit can be with the same people, if desired.


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

Knox County Prison Statistics

Knox County Prison Population

Total Prison Population 208
Female Prison Population 34
Male Prison Population 174

Knox County Prison Admissions

Female Prison Admissions 46
Other Prison Admissions 1
White Prison Admissions 171
Total Prison Admissions 176
Male Prison Admissions 130
Asian Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions -
Black Prison Admissions 4
Native Prison Admissions -

Knox County Prison Population By Race

Latino Prison Population -
Other Prison Population 1
Native Prison Population -
Black Prison Population 6
White Prison Population 201
Asian Prison Population -

Knox County, Kentucky Warrants, Arrests

Knox County Most Wanted
Knox County Sheriff's Office Website