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All Hart County Jail inmates will be enrolled in Health Care. Medical Care at the facility will be delivered under the direction of a Licensed Physician and trained Health Care Personnel. Inmates may request medical, dental, and psychiatric care by completing the Medical Request Form on the Kiosk.

Inmates will reimburse the Hart County Jail for any medical expenses that they incur while incarcerated as a County Inmate. I understand that if I am indigent and unable to pay, I will still be treated. Any inmate that receives commissary funds during their incarceration at the Hart County Jail will be responsible to pay 60% toward their debt if they owe money. All Inmates should advise Deputies and Medical Staff at time of Booking if they are allergic to any food or medications. At any time that you are given any food or medications that you are allergic to you should report it immediately to the Deputy. Inmates should never take medications belonging to another inmate.


VISITATION: It is our policy at the Hart County Jail to encourage inmates to maintain contact with family and friends through regular visits. Sign in sheets will be put out the morning of the visit.

Visitation days are Wednesday & Saturday for Hart County
Males @ 1:00pm, Females @ 3:00pm. Visitors need to be here

30 minutes early to sign in.

Thursday & Sunday Edmonson County Males @ 1:00pm, Females @ 3:00pm.. Saturday Morning-Stateside @ 8:30am, Visitors need to be here 30 minutes early to sign in

No Visiting a Co-defendant or any person you have an EPO/DVO
against, or someone with a No Contact order.

No Vulgar language, no inappropriate clothing, No cell phones, no food or drinks allowed in visitation area.

A maximum of 3 people to see one inmate at a time.

Inmates may correspond with other correctional facilities. No correspondence from inmate to inmate within this Facility Letters from Attorney's, courts or other public officials will not be read by Detention Officers. Legal mail will be inspected for contraband in the presence of the receiving inmate.

All other incoming Mail, and Pictures can be viewed on the Kiosk.

Drawings, signs, symbols, etc. are not permitted on outgoing envelopes.

Newly admitted inmates will receive two three-minute phone calls at time of booking. Each inmate will have adequate access to a telephone to call family or an Attorney, with exceptions of PTS.


FEES: Pursuant to KRS Chapter 441 and Adopted by the Hart County Fiscal Court; As of July 1, 2018, The Hart County Jail will be charging all Hart County, Edmonson County, Complimentary Holds and Inmates here for court a onetime Booking Fee of Forty Dollars ($40.00).

Hart County, Edmonson County, Complimentary Holds, and Inmates will be charged Forty Dollars ($40.00) per day Housing Fee.

Any Medical, Dental, or Prescriptions will be charged to the inmate of both Hart and Edmonson Counties.

ACCESS TO COURTS AND ATTORNEYS: The right of access to the courts is a fundamental right to all U.S Citizens. Each inmate at the Hart County Jail will have the right to choose their own Attorney. If the inmate cannot afford one, one will be appointed to him or her by the court. All Telephone calls to Attorneys are not recorded and will have to be made from your Dorm area, No Attorney calls will be made from the Booking Desk.

If an inmate has a question concerning their court date they are to send in a request on the Kiosk.

RELIGION: Every reasonable attempt shall be made by The Hart County Jail to facilitate the free religious exercise or religious beliefs of inmates. No Inmate at The Hart County Jail will be discriminated against because of race or religion.

Inmates are allowed to practice their religion within limits necessary to maintain institutional order and security. All inmates have the opportunity to participate in religious services and to receive religious counseling in the Jail. Inmates are not required to attend or participate in religious services or discussions. The Inmate classification system does not allow discrimination or segregation based on race, color, creed or national origin.

GRIEVANCE:Any inmate will be allowed to file a grievance at such time as the inmate believes he/she has been subject to Abuse, Harassment, violation of Civil Rights, or denied privileges as specified in the posted rules. This can be found on the Kiosk in your dorm area. Grievances are only for serious issues. If you put an Inquiry under Grievance on the Kiosk, you will lose your mat for 16 hours, no exceptions.

PROPERTY: Any property unclaimed after thirty {30) days will become the Jail's property. Any property; mailed in, brought to, or found, in the possession of any inmate that is- not listed on the Jails permitted items list shall become the Jail's property and will be donated, discarded or destroyed immediately

INMATE RULES, PRIVILGES AND RIGHTS: The following is a list of general rules that all inmates are required to follow in order to receive certain privileges.

  • Inmates are to have their uniforms on and buttoned up at all times while on the floor, unless going to the shower.
  • Lights out Sunday - Thursday at 10 pm and Friday - Saturday at 11pm. Lights on at 5 am, inmates must be up by 5:30am until 6:30am. All inmates must be up for breakfast and passing of meds, no laying down on your bunk or boat during this time. You must be sitting at a table, walking around or sitting upright on your bottom bunk with both feet on the floor, no one is to be sitting or lying on the top bunks, inmates can lay down after 6:30am. The first time you are caught laying down ,leaning or slumping over on your mat between 5:30am and 6:30am you will lose your mat for 16 hours no exceptions.
  • Hot Pots must be kept unplugged Sun-Thurs from 10 pm to 5 am and Weekends 11pm-5 am.
  • No saggy clothing, no sunglasses, no toboggans or hoodies can be worn inside the building or in the dorm area. Ball caps are the only thing that you are permitted to wear inside the Facility. No items hanging off bunks.
  • Hours of recreation for stateside Monday-Tuesday 7am till 7pm, Wednesday-Thursday and Sunday Rec will be closed from 12:00 to 4, Saturday closed 7:00am to 4pm. No recreation will go on during visitation times, or bad weather.
  • No towels or wash cloths are allowed on the Rec Yard.
  • Towels and wash cloths are not to be left hanging on the end of your bunks on State Side. Towels and Wash Cloths should be returned to the Laundry room after usage.
  • No beating on window unless emergency, stay out of doors and windows, don't block the view of the cell or anotheiinmate from a deputy.
  • No propping doors open, sitting on tables, writing on walls or sitting on the cooler. Do not stop vents up to block air flow. Every inmate will be required to clean their living area.
  • When an inmate comes to the door for their Medications they must have water. Medical does not carry Tylenol or IBUPROFEN on cart, if needed fill out a sick call on the Kiosk.
  • Any inmate who damages or destroys any Jail property will pay the Jail for that property. This may be deducted from incoming money brought to or mailed to an inmate.
  • The following personal hygiene items will be issued to inmates upon being lodged in the jail: soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste and comb. After you have been placed in a cell, you may purchase these and other hygiene items on commissary. If you are indigent, the jail will provide the hygiene items to you weekly. The Lockdown computer program determines who's indigent.
  • Inmates are not allowed to talk in the hallways, no physical contact between inmates, no passingitems into any cell or giving items to another inmate. No tobacco products, lighters, matches or cigarette papers will be allowed in the Jail. You may be charged with a Dangerous Contraband charge through the Department of Corrections.

Privileges will be given to inmates if the above-mentioned rules are followed. These include Visits, TV, telephone and commissary. Any violations may result on suspension of all privileges. These rules are not designed to punish anyone, they are designed to keep the area in which you stay safe, neat and clean as possible.

  • Tobacco/Contraband or Alcohol - 1st offense 10 days isolation:
    30 days Dorm Restrictions in Yellow on State Side with 1-Hour
    Rec Per Day. And could possibly receive a DOC write up.
  • Tobacco /Contraband or Alcohol- 2nd offense 15 days Isolation:
    60 days Dorm Restrictions in Yellow on State Side with 1-Hour Rec Per Day. And could possibly receive a DOC write up.
  • Tobacco-Contraband-Alcohol - 3rd offense 15 days in Isolation: And could possibly receive a DOC write up and will remain on County Side till you finish your time ¬†with DOC or until you are Shipped.
  • Drugs- 20 days Isolation 1st offense, you will remain on County Side until your shipped, and could possibly receive a DOC write up.
  • Any Inmate in Isolation,will lose all Visitation Privileges, GED, and Church functions. They will be limited to 1phone call per week either on Tuesday or Saturday only.
  • Anyone on restrictions is not allowed to go outside the Facility and work.
Your Family can bring the following items for the first 10 days that you are incarcerated at the Hart County Jail. All clothing must have a minimum requirement of 50% cotton and Must be white or cream color only.
(3) T-Shirts (No Pockets) (6) Pair of socks
(2) Thermal Outfits/Long Johns (3) Sport Bras
(6) Pair of boxers or panties  
(3) White T-Shirts 50% Cotton (3) Short sleeve work shirts or long sleeve
(1) Pair of Tennis Shoes (1) Sweatshirt 50% Cotton
(6) Pair of underwear

(1) Pair of sweatpants 50% Cotton

(1) Jacket (1) Pair of shorts 50% Cotton
(6) Pair of Socks (1) Toboggan (for outside use only)
(3) Pair of insulated underwear (1) Pair of coveralls
(3) Pair of plain pants/jeans (1) Pair of work boots
(1) Hooded Sweatshirt 50% Cotton (1) Cap
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