Scott County Detention Center

Scott County Detention Center
Phone: 502-863-7880
Fax: 502-867-3727

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Bonds are some form of property deposited or pledged to a court to persuade it to release a suspect from jail, on the understanding that the suspect will return for trial or forfeit the bond.

To post a bond for an inmate at S.C.D.C., you must have a valid driver’s license and be 18 years of age or older. Bonds that require money must be paid in cash, up to a maximum of $10,000.00. Inmates can be bonded out of the S.C.D.C., 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Types of Bonds
  • Full Cash Bond – The full amount of the must be paid in cash.
  • 10% Partially Secured Bond – Only 10% of the bond is required and is paid in cash.
  • Unsecured / Surety Bond – The courts choose someone to sign an inmate out of jail (no money required).
  • Section “A” Bond – Someone can sign an inmate out that only has an Alcohol Intoxication Charge (no money required).
  • Section “C” Bond – An inmate can sign themselves out on an Alcohol Intoxication charge, after serving 7 hours and 50 minutes.
  • Property Bond – Someone can put their property up for the bond.  This cannot be done at the jail, but only at the Scott Circuit Clerks office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 119 North Hamilton Street and NOT the jail.

Inmates receive mail at the S.C.D.C. with the following restrictions:

  • Incoming mail must have inmates first and last name on outside of envelope
  • Incoming mail must have a return address on the envelope.
  • No periodicals or packages will be accepted
  • All incoming mail shall be inspected and copied.  The copies shall be disseminated to inmates.
  • Upon request, indigent inmates shall be given once per week an envelope with postage and two sheets of stationary.
  • Can't be on larger than an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper.

           Unacceptable Inmate Mail
           Any mail or contents that is deemed unacceptable, or inappropriate, will be returned to sender or placed in the inmate’s            property.  The following list of items shall not be accepted.  This list includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Checks or cash
  • Polaroid photographs
  • Any metal, plastic, glass or wood items
  • Food
  • Illicit, enticing or inappropriate photos
  • Material advocating illegal or improper behavior or violations of facility rules
  • Material advocating racial, religious, or national hatred
  • Letters or envelopes displaying gang symbols or drawings
  • Profanity of envelopes
  • Photocopies of magazines or books
  • Perfume sprayed letters or envelopes

Commissary items are non-essential items (including phone time) that inmates may order at their own expense.  Orders may be placed using the inmate’s commissary account and the inmate phone system.  Pre-packaged commissary packs called “Gift Packages” may be ordered by friends or family using a credit card only and by clicking on JAILFUNDS.COM.

Items will be delivered to the inmate within 7 days (weather/holidays permitting).

There are three options when it comes to depositing money on an inmate’s Commissary account.

OPTION 1: MONEY ORDERS – money orders can be dropped off at S.C.D.C.  24 hours a day, 7 days a week or mailed in to the inmate. Money orders need “inmate’s first and last name / SCDC” as well as the purchaser’s name and address. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN THE MONEY ORDER BEING REJECTED.

OPTION 2: LOBBY KIOSK – use our lobby kiosk, or another jail that uses Trinity Swanson Services’ kiosk, to look up the inmate in our facility.  The kiosk will take cash or credit cards to deposit money on the account. There are fees associated with each transaction.

OPTION 3: SMART DEPOSIT SYSTEM- go to “JAILFUNDS.COM” website. CLICK on the “JAILFUNDS.COM” link.  Look up “Kentucky” and then look up “Scott County Detention Center”. Then type in the inmate’s name. Use a credit card to place money on an inmates account up to $1000.00 per online transaction plus transaction fee.
  • Inmate visitations may be scheduled by phone or in person Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
  • Visitations are on Wednesday and Saturday only.
  • Times are prescheduled by cell number, and available on a first come basis.
  • Visits must be scheduled at least one day in advance.
  • Maximum of two visitors per visit.
  • Any minors must be accompanied at all times by an adult
  • Adult visitors must have a picture I.D. with them.
  • Appropriate dress is required for visitors
  • Picture taking in visitation is not allowed.
  • Visitation length is 30 minutes
  • Inmates may schedule a visit on Wednesday and Saturday of the same week.
  • Callers setting up visits who identify themselves as someone they are not may result in loss of visitation privelages for the visitor and the inmate.
  • No electronic devices.


  1. Church: services are offered to all inmates every Sunday by local community churches and their volunteers. Gideons come in weekly offering individual or group study and new testaments.
  2. GED – GED classes and testing is available to all inmates who are in need of this service.  Individualized GED instruction and testing is offered to all inmates at no cost to the inmate.
  3. INMATE WORK DETAIL – Non-violent inmates who qualify for this community work detail program are able to leave S.C.D.C. to do work in the community under close supervision by a S.C.D.C. deputy.  Currently work is done weekly for Georgetown Public Works, Georgetown Housing Authority, and the Kentucky State Highway Department.  This program not only saves tax dollars, but helps the inmate develop a work ethic and marketable job skills.
  4. MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy) meets once or twice per week for 4-5 months and aims to improve decision making skills.

Future Programs – In 2023, inmates are going to be offered Parenting classes, Anger Management classes, and Life Skills classes.

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