Kentucky State Penitentiary Visitor Information & Inmate Locator- Prison Inmate Search

Kentucky State Penitentiary

Kentucky State Penitentiary

266 Water Street, Eddyville, Kentucky 42038

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Kentucky State Penitentiary Visiting Information:

Days and Hours of Visitation
General Population and Outside Detail - Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. (except 1st and 3rd Saturdays)
Protective Custody – Friday and 1st Saturday of each month 7:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Special Security Unit (Death Row) – Thursdays and 3rd Saturday of each month 7:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Registration time for above listed units: 7:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
If visitors for the above listed units need to leave early, they must do so by 12:45 p.m. or stay until visitation is over (1:45 p.m.)
Segregation – Thursday ONLY 2 hours as scheduled
NOTE: Segregation visits are non-contact by appointment. Written approval shall be obtained seven (7) days in advance of the visit from the Deputy Warden of Security.
Registration time for Segregation: 30 minutes prior to the visit.
Visitor's Dress Code
A visitor shall comply with the dress code for visiting. The officer in charge may deny a visit if the visitor is not properly attired in accordance with the code.
Footwear shall be worn.
For a female visitor:
a. A dress, skirt, blue jeans, pantsuit, blouse, and shirt shall be considered appropriate. Shorts that extend to at least mid-thigh shall be allowed;
b. Undergarments, including bra and underwear, shall be worn at all times;
c. Underwear shall be worn if a visitor wears pantyhose;
d. A slip shall be worn if a visitor wears a dress or skirt;
e. Clothing that does not completely cover the midriff, cleavage, or breasts shall not be acceptable;
f. Halter-tops, hot pants, short-shorts, mini skirts, leggings, spandex pants, see-through clothing, muscle shirts, and sleeveless dresses or blouses shall not be allowed; and
A dress or skirt may have a two (2) inch split in the back only; and the skirt or dress shall not be shorter than two (2) inches above the knee.
For a male visitor:
a. Underwear shall be worn;
b. Long pants, mid-thigh length, or Bermuda shorts and a long or short sleeve shirt shall be considered appropriate; and
c. A tank top, cutoffs, muscle shirt or see through clothing shall be prohibited.
Clothing, hats, insignia, or emblems considered inflammatory or obscene shall be prohibited.
A visitor shall not wear jewelry except a wedding band. A visitor shall return any other jewelry to his vehicle.


No time limit unless space availability is limited.

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