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

Updated on: March 30, 2024
509 Railroad Street, Vanceburg, KY, 41179

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Lewis County Detention Center has two facilities where inmates live in Lewis County. Lewis County’s main jail houses 75 inmates and has the capacity to employ them for various jobs. The Lewis 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.

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Lewis County Detention Center Prison Information

Jail Name Lewis County Detention Center
Jail Type County Jail
Location 509 Railroad Street, Vanceburg, KY, 41179
Contact Numbers 606-796-2312
City Vanceburg
Postal Code 41179
State Kentucky
County Lewis County
Jail Webpage website

Lewis County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Johnny W. Bivens
Address 514 2nd Street, Vanceburg, Kentucky, 41179
Phone 606-796-2912
Fax 606-796-2463
Website website

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

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Inmate Search

To lookup an inmate in Lewis 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
509 Railroad Street, Vanceburg, KY, 41179

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 #)
Lewis County Detention Center C/O Inmate Accounts
509 Railroad Street, Vanceburg, KY, 41179

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 Lewis 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 Lewis 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.

Lewis County Prison Statistics

Lewis County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 46
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -
Jail Population Held for State Jail -
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail -
Jail Population Held for ICE -

Lewis County Jail Admissions By Race

Black Jail Population 5
Asian Jail Population -
White Jail Population 50
Native Jail Population -
Latino Jail Population 1

Lewis County Prison Population By Race

Native Prison Population -
Other Prison Population 2
Latino Prison Population -
Asian Prison Population -
White Prison Population 73
Black Prison Population -

Lewis County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 764
Male Jail Population 51
Total Jail Population 64
Female Jail Population 5

Lewis County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 28
Female Pretrial Jail Population 2
Male Pretrial Jail Population 22

Lewis County Prison Admissions

Total Prison Admissions 55
Black Prison Admissions -
Other Prison Admissions -
Native Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions -
White Prison Admissions 55
Male Prison Admissions 36
Asian Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 19

Lewis County Prison Population

Female Prison Population 14
Total Prison Population 75
Male Prison Population 61

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