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Facility Information

The Christian County Jail, is a county level detention facility in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  Kentucky is one of the states that does not use county sheriffs to operate its county jails, but, instead, has elected jailers who are responsible for running the jails.

The Christian County Jail’s jailer is Brad Boyd.  He was born and raised in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where he attended high school and community college before going on to Murray State University.  Boyd is a board member of the Kentucky Jailer’s Association and a member of the American Jail Association.  He has been involved with the jail since 1994, and has helped create the jail’s modern environment, which is a progressive atmosphere that is safe and healthy for inmates, while also ensuring that the citizens of Christian County are well protected.

The Christian County Jail focuses on rehabilitation, not just punishment.  They do this by providing a variety of different inmate progressive educational programs, self-help opportunities, and even professional guidance so that inmates can reduce their own likelihood of recidivism.  It also helps create a more peaceful jail environment for the inmates.  These services include regular religious services, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous on Wednesdays, TABE testing, GED services, adult education services, a Jobs for Life program through the YMCA, and nutrition basics and information.

Inmates who have been arrested for the first time will be contacted by the Pretrial Services division within 12 hours of their arrest.  You can contact pretrial services for additional information.  Their phone number is 270-889-6543.  Their fax number is 270-889-6555.  They are located at 100 Justice Way, Hopkinsville, KY, 42240.

The Christian County Jail is the local level jail facility for Christian County.  Like most local jail facilities, it is primarily a short-term holding facility.  They process and detain people who have been arrested by the Christian County Sheriff’s Department, as well as other law enforcement agencies in Christian County.   Local jails serve multiple functions.  First, they serve as a processing and detention center for newly arrested people, until those detainees can be charged and then released on bail, or released without charges.  Second, they serve as pre-trial detention facilities, which can hold inmates who have been charged and either have not been able to make bail or have not been offered bail.  Jails may also hold inmates who have been convicted.  Some of those inmates may be convicted, but awaiting sentencing; others may be sentenced to serve their sentences at the Christian County Jail.  Finally, local jail facilities also act as transfer stations and temporary holding facilities for inmates being moved between other facilities or who have been transferred from other facilities in order to appear in court.

Christian County Jail Addresses

Physical Address

Christian County Jail
410 W. 7th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Mailing Address

Christian County Jail
410 W. 7th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name
Christian County Jail
410 W. 7th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Christian County Jail does not publish any online rules for inmate mail.  Instead, it offers the following guidelines for what inmates can receive while at the jail, and those rules seem to apply to in-person deliveries, as well as to items mailed into the jail: newspapers (mailed subscription).  Inmates can request books through the Christian County Jail’s library, and religious materials from the Christian County Jail chaplain.

However, given that inmates can receive mail at the Christian County Jail, and that almost all jails have similar jail mail rules, we suggest following these guidelines:

  • Send letters on standard 8x11 inch white paper. 
  • Use plain ink or pencil on the letter and the envelope; avoid glitter, crayon, markers, colored pencils, and colored pens.
  • Do not send greeting cards that are oversized, musical, contain moving parts, contain plastic or metal pieces, or have stickers.
  • Do not include stickers, labels, post-it notes, or stamps, other than the stamp used as postage.
  • Do not include alcohol, tobacco products, over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, or recreational drugs.
  • Do not include inflammatory materials, including racist, sexist, religiously-bigoted, or other intolerant materials.
  • Do not include gang-related materials or images.
  • Do not include any foreign substances, including lipstick, cologne, or bodily fluid.
  • Do not include sexually explicit items, including obscene materials, pornography, sexually explicit photographs, nude photos, or semi-nude photos.
  • Do not include string or ribbon.
  • Do not include money or gift cards.
  • Do not include Polaroid pictures.
  • Do not include hard papers such as cardstock, cardboard paper, poster board, or construction paper.
  • Do not include confetti or glitter.
  • Do not include books, magazines, or other published material.
  • Do not include writing or art supplies.
  • Do not include laminated objects.

Phone Numbers

The Christian County Jail’s main information number is 270-887-4152.  The fax number is 270-887-4450.  Inmates cannot receive incoming calls at the jail.  If you have an emergency and need to contact an inmate, you can contact the jail and relay the emergency information to the on duty staff. The staff will then make a determination of whether the emergency merits informing the inmate and asking the inmate to return your call.  You may be required to provide documentation of your emergency.

Christian County Jail Inmate Roster

The Christian County Jail maintains an alphabetized inmate roster, which names all of the inmates currently detained in the facility.   Once you click on a name in the alphabetized list on the right, it pulls up a digital file with information about the inmate.  In this file, you see a booking photo/ mugshot of the inmate.  You also see a description of the inmate, which includes: gender, date of birth, height, weight, race, hair color, eye color, skin tone, build, and sometimes nationality.  You then have the option of clicking on the following categories at the bottom of the page: charges, detainers, bonds, incarceration info, inmate information, and court.  Under charges, you find a list of charges against the inmate, a description of each charge, the type of charge, the disposition for the charge, the case number associated with the charge, and the offense date. You can click on the bond tab to find out bond information for each charge; keep in mind that if a defendant has “no bond” for any of the charges, then he or she is being held without bond for that charge and will not be released, even if bond is paid, until that bond is fulfilled.

Bookings / Recent Arrests

The Christian County Jail’s inmate roster function lists inmates that are current in jail as well as past inmates.  However, it does not provide a way to search the list by booking date or a way to arrange the inmates in order of booking or arrest date.  You may not even see the booking date or arrest date in the inmate’s detailed information, because it includes the offense date, but not the booking date; they are not always the same date.


You can find booking photos, also known as mugshots, on the inmate profiles at the Christian County Jail’s inmate roster.  The inmate roster also contains a physical description of each inmate.

Jail Visitation

The Christian County Jail has a fairly open visitation policy.  Inmates are permitted a total of two fifteen-minute visits each week.  The jail does not post a conduct policy or a dress code for visitors, but visitors must comply with jail rules and instructions or lose their right to visit.  Visitors should dress modestly.

The visitation schedule is:

  • Monday 9:00am to 10:30am and 1:00pm to 2:30pm.
  • Tuesday 9:00am to 10:30am and 1:00pm to 2:30pm.
  • Friday 9:00am to 10:30am and 1:00pm to 2:30pm.
  • Saturday 9:00am to 10:30am and 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Phone Privileges

The Christian County Jail has a kiosk in the administration building, where you can put money into an inmate’s account for jail calling cards.  You can also visit or call 1-877-998-5678 to add money to an inmate’s calling card account.

Inmate Trust Accounts / Commissary

The Christian County Jail uses Jail ATM for inmate trust accounts.  Inmate trust accounts are available for inmates to make purchases from the jail canteen, which is also known as the commissary.  This is an in-jail store that allows inmates to purchase items which are not available from the jail.  The items that are available vary, but may include things like snacks, soft drinks, recreational items, writing supplies, art supplies, clothing, and hygiene items.  You can put money into an inmate’s trust account 24/7 at the kiosk at the jail’s side entrance.  You can also visit to make those deposits.

Bail Information

On the Christian County Jail inmate roster, you can find out information for whether or not an inmate is eligible for bail, and, if so, the amount of bail set for each of the inmate’s offenses.  You have to pay the bond amount for each of an inmate’s charged offenses before an inmate will be released.  If the inmate has any offenses for which he or she is deemed ineligible for bond, then payment of the other bonds will not result in the in release of the inmate.  However, just because you do not see a bond associated with each offense does not mean that the inmate is being held without bond for that offense.  Check to see if that charge has been resolved in another way.  For example, an inmate may have had a charge resolved by serving time in the jail or otherwise doing something that gets rid of that charge.

Bonds are posted at the Christian County Justice Center, which is located at 100 Justice Way, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240.  You can post bonds during normal business hours, which are Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:00pm.  You can contact the Christian County Justice Center at 270-889-6539 if you have any questions about bonds.

To post bonds after hours, you may go to the side-entrance of the Christian County Jail.  Inmates will not be released immediately after bond is posted.  Instead, inmates are processed after bond is paid, a process that can take up to a few hours after bond is posted.

You must have a valid Photo ID when posting bond.

You can pay bonds in cash or with VISA or MasterCard.  There is a 10% fee for any credit or debit card charges.

There are fees associated with posting bond, as well as fees that must be paid if they were incurred while the inmate was in jail.  The fees are as follows:

  • Court Clerk Fee $25.00
  • Jail Bond Fee $25.00
  • Booking Fee $30.00
  • Out of County Fee $25.00
  • Weekender Fee $25.00
  • Work Release Fee 25% of gross wages
  • Doctor $40.00
  • Dentist $40.00
  • Medication $10.00
  • X-Ray $20.00
  • Nurse $20.00
  • Mental Health $20.00
  • Labs $10.00

If an inmate has been ordered bond, you can pay the full amount of a cash bond in person.  The goal of the bail is not to punish a detainee, but to ensure that the inmate, once released, will still turn up for trial or for other court hearings, as well as complying with other conditions of release.  Bond is refundable to the person who paid it, as long as a defendant appeared at all scheduled court days.  However, not all of the fees associated with the payment of bond are necessarily refundable; you may want to inquire about any fees before paying the bond.  In addition, it is important to realize that the defendant’s failure to comply with the terms of bond, including failure to appear at a court hearing, can result in the bond being forfeited.

What happens if you are unable to pay the full amount of a cash bond?  You can hire the services of a bail bondsman, which is a professional that acts a surety.  The bail bondsman guarantees that a defendant will comply with bail conditions, and, if the defendant does not, then the bondsman becomes responsible for the full amount of the bail.  Bail bondsmen charge a fee for their services, which is non-refundable, and is usually a percentage of the cash bond.

If you need the services of a bondsman, please note that the Christian County Jail will not recommend the services of a particular bail bondsman.  However, you can locate bail bondsmen through criminal defense attorneys, online, or in the Yellow Pages.


The Christian County Jail, located at 410 W. 7th Street, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, is the local jail facility for Christian County, Kentucky.  Rather than being operated by a sheriff’s department, like many other county jail facilities, this facility is operated by the county jailer.  The jailer for Christian County is Brad Boyd.

Although it is a local jail facility, which primarily houses inmates on a short-term basis, the Christian County Jail focuses on rehabilitation by offering a number of different programs for inmates.  These programs include a range of different types of programming, from self-help programs like AA and NA to religious services, educational services including GED training, job skills training through the YMCA, and even basic nutrition information.  First time arrestees are contacted by the pretrial services division.

Inmates at the facility are entitled to two fifteen minute visitations per week, with visitation times in the morning and the afternoon, several days a week.  They jail does not post a list of visitation rules or a dress code, but visitors are expected to be respectful and to dress modestly.

The jail offers phone service and trust accounts for inmates to use for commissary and canteen purchases.  Those are run by two different providers, though you can make deposits to both different types of accounts by visiting the jail in person or by making the deposits online.

The Christian County Jail has an in-depth inmate roster service.  It can provide you with detailed information about inmates who are currently incarcerated in the jail or inmates who have been incarcerated in the past.  It has mugshots as well as detailed descriptions and a list of charges, court information, and bond amounts.  However, the jail roster is more difficult to use than some other jail rosters, and does not provide a way for people to easily search by booking date or arrest date, making it difficult to find inmates who were arrested on a particular day unless you already have the inmate’s name.


Year Built or Opened: 2000 Warden or Supervisor: Jailer Brad Boyd Daily Inmate Count: 672 Total Capacity: 510 Security Level(s): medium

410 West 7th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Phone Number(s): 270-887-4152
Fax Number: 270-887-4450
Email Address: christian@

410 West 7th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

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