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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.

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

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

  • Prescribed medications (that have been approved by the Campbell County Detention Center Medical Department prior to being dropped off)
  • Prescription glasses

Can an inmate buy things while in jail? 

Yes. Inmates may purchase items on 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. 

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

Do inmates have access to a phone? 

Yes.  All inmates have access to a phone. 

You can set up an account to place money on an inmate account or to place money on your phone number for inmates to call only you with the funds you provide.  

This can be done using the following link: CPC Phone Calling Time​

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.

Contact Combined Public Communications at 1-877-998-5678 for further information regarding these accounts.​


When can I pick up an inmate's property?

Property Release:

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 particular 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 be scheduled for pickup by jail staff.  If you do not have a scheduled time prior to arriving, you will not be permitted to pick up property.  Property appointments will be made by jail staff Monday - Friday 8AM to 3:30PM. 
"Emergency" property pickup will be reviewed on a case by case basis​

Property pickup will be done in the visitation lobby of the main jail.  
All individuals entering the facility to pickup property MUST wear a mask, those without a mask will not be permitted to pickup property.  The area used for property pickup will be sanitized after every pickup to comply with COVID-19 regulations. 

The scheduled person picking up property must have a Valid State 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 the dead end.  Turn Left following the signs to Newport, you will come to a light where you will turn right and cross a bridge.  You will then enter a roundabout,  take second exit on the right onto 4th street.  At the first light after the roundabout, turn right.  The Jail is on the left at 601 Central Avenue.