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We NOW offer two ways to visit – online and at the jail.
To create a visiting account, go to www.inmatesales.com.  (For HELP, call 877-998-5678)
After an account is made, you may schedule a visit 24 or more hours out.  ONSITE visits are FREE at the jail.  ONLINE visits are $0.40/minute.  All visits are a maximum of 20 minutes each.  Inmates may receive 20 minute ONLINE visits and 2 - 20 minute ONSITE visits per week.
Rules apply to both onsite and online visits.


Visitation is Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Saturday - Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Visits are conducted through video only.
We offer 2 (20) minute visits per week on site.

  Visitor Rules
  1. Visits are conducted through video.
  2. Conversations may be recorded.
  3. We will offer two (2) twenty (20) minute visits per week on site.
  4. Only TWO (2) adults are allowed to visit at a time.
  5. No cell phones or cameras allowed.
  6. Visitors MUST show ID and sign in for visits.
  7. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  8. No food or drink may be brought in by visitors.
  9. No contact orders shall be enforced during visitation.
  10. No property may be left during visits on Saturday.
  11. Any visitor appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or any visitor who is loud or unruly will be asked to leave and may be arrested.
  12. No weapons concealed or otherwise.
  13. Inmates in isolation are only allowed visitation once a week.
  14. ANY inappropriate behaviour will NOT be tolerated.
  15. Visitations are only for the visitors (and approved, logged in guests) and inmates scheduled. Any attempt to visit outside those parameters will result in visitation termination and ban.

NOTE: These rules are subject to change at the McCracken County Jail's discretion.


Permitted Items

Inmates are no longer allowed whites to be mailed in.  Inmates may receive approved non-violent/non-provocative books that are soft cover.  Inmates may also receive coloring books (except those that could be determined as possible tattoo design material).  All items must be sent via Amazon or Walmart.


Commissary is held once a week on Wednesday. Money must be on the account by 12 on Sunday and Wednesday.
If an inmate owes money to the jail 1/2 of money deposited on the account will be applied to fees owed.
Money put on an account for commissary to be directed to a different inmate may be confiscated by the Jail.

If you wish to purchase a care pack for an inmate please go to JailATM.com to purchase.


If you wish to leave money for an inmate you must deposit the money in the Kiosk in the front lobby or Smart Deposit JailATM.com or by phone.

Medical Services


Housing Fees
  Bond Fee - $5
Booking Fees - $30
County Inmate fee - $20
Medical Fees
  County Inmates - 100% of actual costs to the Jail for any type of medical/mental health/ dental related services or prescriptions.
  State Inmates - 75% of actual costs to the Jail for any type of medical/mental health/ dental related services or prescriptions.
  Nurse Visits - Charges will be determined by medical staff or Jailer on a case by case basis.

Upon release any money on an inmate account will be applied to fees owed.

Inmates released from custody owing money may sign a billing agreement and pay accordingly or be subject to civil or contempt action.



  • Inmates participating in work release through District Court must have it approved by Court prior to being released for work.
  • Ample travel time each way, to and from work, will be allowed.
  • If you do not return from work on time your work release may be terminated.
  • If alcohol/drug use is detected work release may be terminated and you may be found in Contempt of Court.
  • Inmates who are on work release and are not at work may have their work release terminated.
  • Persons sentenced in District Court will be charged $20 for each day spent in jail. 
  • Inmates with work release must pay fees at the end of each week before being allowed release the next week.
  • Inmates are responsible for all medical, dental and prescription expenses.
  • Inmates with an unpaid balance upon release must make payment arrangements prior to release.
  • If Jail fees are not paid as arranged you may be found in Contempt of Court.
  • Meals are served at approximately 6:30am, 12:00pm and 6:30pm. People who arrive after this time will have to wait until the next meal is served.



All incoming inmate mail shall be Post Office approved postcard or letters only.
Each inmate is allowed up to 10 photographs (total), but these MUST be printed on photo paper. Printouts from the internet, colored pages, staples, provocative material, and staples are not allowed. This policy is necessary in an attempt to decrease the amount of contraband entering the Jail through regular envelopes.

No magazines shall be mailed to or subscribed to for delivery to the jail.

How to Address Mail:
First and Last Name
400 Clarence Gaines St
Paducah, KY 42003

Inmate Phones


The McCracken County Jail and Workhouse use Combined Public Communications as their inmate phone service provider.  CPC offers collect calls, prepaid phone cards as well as prepaid accounts.

Phone cards are sold to inmates through their inmate accounts on Tuesdays only.  The money must be on the inmate account by 12:00pm on Tuesday in order to get a card. Cards are available for $10.

Phone cards can be purchased in the front vestibule of the jail at any time.  They are sold in $10 or $20 denominations. The machine does not make change.

Products Sold Description How to Purchase?
Direct Pay Call Time to 1 Phone # www.inmatesales.com
Kiosk in the Lobby
Calling Card Call Time to Any Phone # www.inmatesales.com
PIN Debit Call Time for Inmate's PIN www.inmatesales.com
Kiosk in the Lobby


  • Facility and Staff are NOT responsible for the Kiosk and they do NOT give out change
  • Calling card denominations
    • $10 & $20 Calling Cards are sold from 1-877-998-5678
  • Collect Calling - to receive collect calls, press 1 to accept the call & charges. If you cannot receive collect calls you must purchase Direct Pay, Calling Card, or PIN Debit Call Time. (cell phones, cable TV phone lines, or dial-tone resellers will not work.)
Direct Pay Rates
Local Calls $0.15/minute
Long Distance Calls $0.50/minute

Calling Card, PIN Debit Rates
Local Calls $0.25/minute
Long Distance Calls $0.50/minute
International Calls, Calling Card Only Start at $1.00/minute

Collect Call Types Collect Call Rates
Local Calls $2.50/call
Toll Calls $2.50 connect fee + $0.35/minute
Long Distance In State $2.50 connect fee + $0.35/minute
Long Distance Out of State $3.95 connect fee + $0.50/minute

Questions, Call CPC - 1-877-998-5678

Conversations may be recorded.

Wish to set up a prepaid account?

Contact CPC at 1-877-998-5678 or go to www.cpcjail.com



For victim notification services contact VINE at 1-800-511-1670.

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