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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)

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. 

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 1-877-998-5678 for further information regarding an account.

When can I pick up an inmate's property?

Property Release:

Effective July 15, 2020 
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 on the following days/times and will be scheduled by jail staff.  If you do not have a scheduled time prior to arriving, you will not be permitted to pick up property: 
  • Monday 1PM-2PM
  • Wednesday - 8AM-4PM
  • Friday - 1PM-2PM
"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 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.