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Updated on: May 13, 2024

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About Mercer County Jail

The Mercer County Jail is located in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department operates and manages the Mercer County Jail. 

These inmates are from minimum-security level all the way to the maximum-security level. There are both male and female inmates. 

Mercer County Jail is supplied with medical staff, mental health staff, a kitchen, administrative segregation, medical segregation, and disciplinary housing. 

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Mercer County Jail
Facility Name
Mercer County Jail
Facility Type
County Jail
224 South Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY, 40330
[email protected]
Security Level
Postal Code
Mercer County
Official Website

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Holiday Closed

Mercer County Sheriffs Office

Ernie R. Kelty
207 West Lexington Street, Harrodsburg, Kentucky, 40330

Inmate Search

Finding someone in the Mercer County Jail is very simple. You don't have to find the correct phone number, to be transferred from one person to next, to be put on hold, or get disconnected.

Using a computer or mobile phone, you can now do an inmate search from the comfort of your own home. 

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Mercer County Jail. Keeping an up to date database of all inmates currently in their custody is a big responsibility. That is what the Mercer County Sheriff's Department does.

The Mercer County Jail has its roster open to the general public by the Mercer County Sheriff's Department. You can find the Mercer County Jail roster on the Mercer County Sheriff’s official website.

Sending a Mail

Inmates in the Mercer County Jail can receive written letters from their family and friends. These letters cannot contain many things or else they will be sent back to the original sender. 

Keep in mind that the inmates cannot receive the following items:

  • Stamps
  • Envelopes
  • Writing Paper
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Polaroids
  • Gang Related Items
  • Sexual in Nature Photos
  • Drawings
  • Stickers
  • Glitter

Inmates can receive books, magazines, and newspapers. These books, magazines, and newspapers are required to be sent directly to the jail from the bookstore or the publisher. All books will need to be new. All books will need to be paperback. No used or hardcover books are permitted.

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Sending Money

Mercer County Jail inmates will need to have money to make purchases for day to day life items they will need from the commissary. 

If you would like to fund an inmate you can drop off cashier checks, money order and cash to the front desk in the Mercer County Jail. From there the jail staff will deposit the funds into the inmate’s account. 

In order for the staff to place the funds into the correct account, you will need to make sure you have the inmate’s number and their inmate full name, so the jail staff can put the funds into the proper account. 

You will have to wait several days before the funds will be deposited. 

Phone Calls

The Mercer County Jailinmates are able to call home to their friends and family. Inmates are only allowed to make collect calls. Inmates are only able to call those who possess a landline phone. Those who have cell phones will not be able to get any collect calls. The individual receiving the collect call is the one responsible for any and all fees from the collect call. Mercer County Jail is not the one responsible for any charges from the collect calls.

Calling features such as three-way calling and call forwarding are not permitted for the inmates to use. If an inmate is found using any of these features the call will be disconnected immediately, and disciplinary action will be taken up against the inmate.

Visiting Rules

Inmates at the Mercer County Jail are allowed to have visitors. The Mercer County Jail visitations are video visitation only. You will need to call 859-734-6336.

Before you are allowed to visit an inmate you will need to be on the inmate’s visitation list. All inmates in good standing are allowed 1 free video visit for each week. The video visit will be no longer than 20 minutes.

Inmates at Mercer County Jail who are on disciplinary lockdown will only be allowed to have visitors from their immediate family only. 

The visiting hours are listed below:

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