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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are having difficulty finding the information you need, please read the questions and answers below.

Who can visit? 

Children under the age of 18 may visit inmates only with the permission of their parent or guardian or pursuant to a valid court order.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  Maximum of 3 persons are allowed to visit an inmate at one time.  Anyone determined to be disorderly or causing a disturbance will be asked to leave the facility and may be prohibited from visiting in the future.

How do I find out when I can visit an inmate? 

Inmates should inform their visitor of the scheduled visit time.  Visit times will not be given out over the phone by Campbell County Detention Center staff.  It is the inmate's responsibility to inform his/her visitors.  If the inmate moves from the cell in which they are signed up for visitation, their visitation slot is automatically cancelled. 

Exception: If the inmate moves from a cell to a dorm, their visit time will follow them to the dorm.

Visitation times are also listed on this website under Information and Public Visitation.

What can I bring an inmate when I come to visit? 

The only property permitted to be left for an inmate is as follows:

  • Soft back Bible in original packaging with receipt.  Bibles can only be dropped off on Saturday and Sundays.
  • Prescribed medications (that have been approved by the Campbell County Detention Center Medical Department prior to being dropped off)
  • Books may be donated to the Detention Center.  They may be specified for a particular inmate to read first, but if left for the inmate, the book(s) become the property of the Detention Center. Donated books deemed inappropriate will be discarded. You will not be contacted to retrieve the inappropriate book. Limit of 2 books per week per inmate.  Books can be dropped off on Saturday and Sunday only.

Can an inmate buy things while in jail? 

Yes. Inmates may purchase items on the commissary.

Cash and credit cards are now accepted.  A Cashier machine is located in our main lobby.  Family and friends may add money directly to the inmate's account.  A fee for this service does apply.  This machine is available to the public Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm

Visit our page regarding the Commissary for further information regarding commissary ordering and money.

Do inmates have access to a phone? 

Inmates will be provided access to telephones for collect calls.   

A machine has been placed in the main lobby of the jail to add money to inmates phone accounts.  This account works like the commissary account does,  the inmate can check the remaining balance and use the funds as they wish.  Money deposited on the phone account does not go toward any debt that is owed by the inmate, it will only be used for making phone calls.

Pre-paid accounts may also be set up via the Detention Center's phone service provider.  Contact Combined Public Communications at 859-441-5554 for further information regarding an account.

When can I pick up an inmate's property?

Property Release:

Effective September 23, 2016
Inmate property is ONLY released at the request of the inmate.   Inmates will have the ability to request a release form and give permission for a particuliar person to pick up their property.   The property deputy will call the person the inmate has given written consent to pick up the property and set up a time to retrieve the items. 
Property will only be scheduled for pickup on Wednesdays between 8am and 3pm. 
Anyone permitted to pick up property MUST bring a valid photo ID.

How do I know if a particular person is incarcerated? 

Visit our Current Inmates page.  This will take you to the JailTracker search engine.  If you do not find the person on the current inmate search and you know they are incarcerated here, please contact us.

How do I find out an inmate's bond amount? 

See the above answer to locate the inmate's name, bond information will appear under the inmate's picture.

How do I get to the Campbell County Detention Center 

I-75 North or South to the 5th Street exit in Covington, Kentucky (exit 192).  This is a one way street to the East.  Follow to dead end.  Turn Left following the signs to Newport.  At the first light, turn Right on 4th street.  Cross the bridge to the first light which is Central Avenue.  Turn Right.  Jail is on the left at 601 Central Avenue.

Helpful Phone Numbers
AgencyPhone Number
Campbell County District Court:859-292-6305
Campbell County Circuit Court:859-292-6314
Campbell County Family Court:859-292-6717
Campbell County Pre-Trial:859-292-6515
Campbell County Fiscal Court:859-292-3819
Campbell County Sheriff:859-292-3833
Juvenile Detention Center:859-292-6371
Public Defender:859-292-6596
Newport Police Department:859-292-3622
Campbell County Police Department:859-547-3100
Probation & Parole:859-292-6555
Combined Public Communications:859-441-5554
The Vine Line:800-511-1670
Hamilton County Justice Center:513-946-6600
Kenton County Jail:859-363-2430
Boone County Jail:859-334-2143
Kentucky Department of Corrections:502-564-7290