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Daviess County Detention Center

The Daviess County Detention Center (also known as the DCDC or the Daviess County Jail) is located in the city of Owensboro, Kentucky.  The center is comprised of three buildings with a total housing capacity of 699 inmates.  The current Jail Administrator is David Osbourne.

Daviess County was founded in January of 1815, and was named for Major Joseph Hamilton Daveiss, (a spelling error was made in the State Clerk's office, which was never corrected).  As of the 2012 census, the population of the county was 97,847 people.  The county is located in the northwest area of the state and covers approximately 477 square miles.  The county seat is located in the city of Owensboro.

Owensboro is the fourth most populous city in the state with an estimated 2015 population of 59,042 people.  It is located about 107 miles southwest of Louisville, Kentucky, and is the principal city of the Owensboro Metropolitan Area, which had an estimated population of 116,506 people.

The Daviess County Detention Center holds adult pre-trial detainees and incarcerated inmates the county or state has ordered be detained to a period of 10 years or less.  When an inmate is sentenced to more than 10 years, they are admitted into the Kentucky Department of Corrections or the Federal Prison System, depending on their offense. 

The Daviess County Detention Center has contracted Advanced Correctional Healthcare to provide on-site medical, mental health and dental care to inmates.  Inmates may request health care by submitting a Sick Call Request.  If you have a concern about an inmate’s quality of life, you can voice that concern by calling 270-685-8466, ext. 218.  The medical staff will discuss any concern while following HIPPA guidelines regarding the release of inmate medical information.  If you are not satisfied with a medical staff response, you may contact the corporate Advanced Correctional Healthcare office at 1-866-719-8100.  

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse or sexual harassment while confined at the Daviess County Detention Center, contact:

New Beginnings Rape Crisis Center at 270-926-7273
Daviess County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) at 270-685-8444

If you have concerns that include any allegations of criminal activity or misconduct of a detention center employee, call the jail at 270-685-8466 and ask to speak to the Supervisor on duty.

Daviess County Physical Address:

Daviess County Detention Center
3337 Highway 144
Owensboro, KY 42303

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office
212 St. Ann Street, Room 202
Owensboro, KY 42303

Daviess District Court
100 East 2nd Street
Owensboro KY 42301

Daviess County Jail Mailing Address:

Daviess County Detention Center
3337 Highway 144
Owensboro, KY 42303

Daviess County Phone Numbers:

Daviess County Detention Center Main:  270-685-8466
Daviess County Sheriff’s Office:  270-685-8444
Daviess District Court:  270-687-7200

Daviess County Detention Center Inmate Search:

Inmates of the Daviess County Detention Center are listed alphabetically by last name on the Daviess County Detention Center Inmate Lookup website.  To search for a specific inmate, enter their last name and first name into the relevant blanks at the right of the page and click the Search button.  You can also enter only a last name, to see a list of all inmates with that last name; partial name searches do not appear to return results.  The overview page shows only an inmate’s first, middle and last names, and their booking date.  Click on the inmate’s name for additional details including the inmate’s mug shot, age, height, weight, hair and eye color, race, gender, arresting officer and agency, bond and charge information. 

Note:  If you are looking for the inmate’s ID number, open their Detainee page and click on the Victim Notification icon near the top left of the page.  This will take you to the inmate’s listing in the site.  Click on the “More Info” link below the person’s name to see their Offender ID number.

Daviess County Jail Mugshots:

Daviess County publishes inmate mugshots on an inmate’s Detainee page.  See the Daviess County Jail Inmate Search section for more details.

Inmate Status Notification:

Through the Kentucky Statewide VINE system, you can register to be notified when an inmate of the Daviess County Jail has a status change.  Call 1-800-511-1670 or locate the inmate listing within the system (using the search feature), click on the “Notify Me of Status Change” button, and complete your relevant contact information.

Arrest Records:

An overview of a Daviess County Detention Center inmate’s charge information, can be found on the individual inmate’s Detainee page; see the Daviess County Jail Inmate Search section for more details.  


Information on current issued warrants can be obtained by visiting either of the following:

-Daviess County Sheriff’s Office at 212 St. Ann Street, Room 202, Owensboro, KY 42303
-Owensboro Police Department at 222 East 9th Street, Owensboro, KY 42301

Inmate Mail:

Inmates may receive mail through the U.S. Postal Service and through private delivery services.  All personal mail is opened and checked for contraband prior to being delivered to the inmate. All outgoing mail may be inspected.

No enclosures are allowed in inmate mail, except for pictures. All enclosures, other than pictures, shall be shredded. Mail with the following items will NOT be delivered to inmates:

-Bubble/padded envelopes
-Cards with musical components or oversized cards
-Downloads from the internet or photocopied letters/articles
-Laminated items
-Letters or drawings with crayon, colored pencil or stickers
-Magazines or magazine pages or newspapers
-Church bulletins, prayer cards or pamphlets
-Photos of cleavage, bathing suits or suggestive items (intending to arouse sexual excitement) and pornography (exposed sexual body parts)
-Photos with alcohol, tobacco, drug, weapons, gang symbols, etc.
-Polaroid Pictures
-Stationery (blank paper, envelopes, stamps, etc.)
-Tattoo drawings or photos

Inmates that have a work assignment and are in Building Three (B3), may be mailed one pair of shoes (not steel toed boots).  These packages must be mailed to the Class D Coordinator with the inmate’s name inside the package.

The jail will accept an incarcerated person’s prescription medication if it is dropped off in person at the lobby of the jail (in Building One).  The Medical Services division will verify if the prescription is needed and manage its distribution to the inmate.

Inmates may purchase envelopes and writing materials through the inmate commissary service; indigent inmates may order these materials on a routine schedule, with costs being debited from the inmate’s account.

Mail can be sent to the following address and should include the inmate’s full name and their jail identification number, if known:

Daviess County Detention Center
3337 Hwy 144
Owensboro, KY  42303

Inmates cannot release their property in person or through the mail.  Instead, if an inmate wishes to release property to a designee, the inmate fills out a Property Release form.  The completed form is entered into the system and the designee can pick up the property from the lobby, located in Building One, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Inmate Trust Accounts / Commissary:

An Inmate Account is established by the detention center when a person is incarcerated.  These accounts provide funds to inmates for the purchase of personal items (through the commissary) and services (e.g. barber, medical treatment or facility fees), provided the inmate is not under disciplinary sanctions.

The jail provides multiple ways for inmates to receive funds:

A deposit kiosk is located in the lobby of Building One.  U.S. currency as well as debit/credit card deposits can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The kiosk service provider charges a nominal fee for each deposit transaction.  Deposits are limited to $200 per week, and are available to the inmate immediately.

Funds can be deposited into an inmate’s account through  An account must be created and fees are associated with transactions. A credit or debit card with a Visa or MasterCard logo is required for deposits; prepaid cards are not supported.  Deposits are limited to $300.00 per day. The customer SmartDeposit service number is 866-394-0490.

Deposits can be made with MoneyGram at Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, Advance American Cash Advance or ACE Cash Express locations.  Visit the MoneyGram site to find a location near you.  The following information is needed to make a deposit:

Company Name:  SSC Inmate Funding
Receive Code: 7950
Account Number:  OWB(insert the applicable inmate jacket number)

Money orders, certified checks and cashier’s checks made payable to the DCDC with the inmate’s full name on the memo line, can be mailed to the jail for deposit into the Inmate’s Account.  There is no deposit limit on money orders and funds are available to the inmate upon receipt and posting to the Inmate’s Account.  These items are mailed to:

Bookkeeper, DCDC
3337 Hwy 144
Owensboro, KY 42303

Do not send correspondence with funds mailed to the Bookkeeper.  The Bookkeeper can be contacted by calling 270-685-8466, extension 207 and is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Personal checks and cash received by mail will NOT be deposited into an Inmate’s Account.  Cash received through the mail will be documented as personal inmate property and secured in the property room.  Personal checks will be returned to the sender.

Commissary items (such as snacks, hygiene products, over the counter medications, clothing, etc.) can be ordered through the kiosks located inside of inmate housing areas; commissary items are delivered twice a week.  There is a $75 maximum purchase per commissary order.  Orders must be completed by midnight on Sundays and Wednesdays and will be distributed on Tuesdays and Fridays. Inmate wristbands must be worn to receive commissary.  Medical Services might prohibit inmates from making certain purchases because of health concerns.

Family and friends of inmates may purchase care packages for inmates through  These are food packages (small meals or snacks) that can be delivered to inmates.  An account must be created to place orders and fees are associated with transactions. Accepted payments are via a credit or debit card with a Visa or MasterCard logo; prepaid cards are not supported.  The MyCarePack customer service number is 866-643-9557.

Daviess County Detention Center Visitation:

Inmates must be assigned to a housing unit before they can receive visitors, as their visiting hours are determined by their housing assignment.If you are unsure which building the inmate is in, contact 270-685-8466.

Each adult visitor and any accompanying minors (who are children of the inmate) must register upon entry to the facility.  All visitors age 18 years and up must be able to present a valid, government-issued, picture identification (ID).  All minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Visitors must be dressed appropriately for the jail.

A maximum of two visitors are allowed per visit, one of which must be an adult.  Visits occur through glass barriers with a telephone used for communication.

All visitors and their personal effects are subject to search.  Visitors should limit items brought into the jail during visitation.  The facility does not have any storage lockers available for visitors.  No cameras, camera phones or recording equipment are allowed in the visitation booth.

Visitors shall sign in 30 minutes prior to the desired visitation time slot. Inmates may refuse a visit, before leaving their cell, which will not be charged to their allotted weekly visits.  Following is the visitation schedule by housing assignment.

Building One (B1):

Inmates are allowed one 15-minute visit per week.  Visitation is scheduled every 20 minutes, on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Tuesday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. and

1:00 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.



9:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. and

1:00 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.


Tuesday through Saturday

1:40 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.







Segregation and High Risk:


9:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. and

1:00 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.



3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Building Two (B2):

Inmates are allowed one 30-minute visit per week. 


12:00 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.


9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Building Three (B3):

Inmates are allowed one 60-minute visit per week, except for Dorm H inmates who receive one 15-minute visit per week.

Dorm G & H:

Monday and Wednesday

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.



2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dorm I:

Monday and Wednesday

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Dorm J:

Tuesday and Thursday

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Inmate Telephone Privileges:

Inmates cannot receive incoming phone calls, however, they can receive voicemails.  Inmates are assigned a 10-digit telephone PIN number and a 6-digit voicemail number upon their incarceration.

Inmates have access to telephones in their housing areas, for outgoing phone calls and to listen to their voicemails, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except during cell cleanup, headcounts, cell restrictions and other exceptions.  Telephone services are considered a privilege for the inmates, and may be suspended due to disciplinary actions or security concerns. Inmates housed in restrictive housing are provided phone services under controlled movement and their access to telephone service will vary.  Calls are limited to 15 minutes.

Phone calls must be collect calls or pre-paid phone calls; in both instances the receiving party must accept the call to be connected to the inmate.  Jail phone calls are monitored and recorded.  Any attempt to conference or transfer a call will result in the call being disconnected.

Friends and family of inmates at the detention center can set up pre-paid telephone accounts to accept calls from inmates. Accounts can be set up by calling Combined Public Communications (CPC) at 1-877-998-5678 or by visiting the CPC website.  Three different account types are available:

-Call Time to One Phone Number (also known as Direct Pay) - The inmate can only call the telephone number defined on the account.
-Call Time for An Inmate’s PIN - This service will allow the inmate to call any numbers using their assigned telephone PIN.
-Purchase Calling Cards - With this option you will need to provide the inmate with the 10-digit calling card number for them to make telephone calls.  Cards can also be purchased through the jail lobby kiosk.

Fees are associated with all of the above services and vary depending on the type of account and the way you purchase the services (online is generally less expensive than over the telephone).  The minimum purchases amount is $1 and the maximum purchases amount is limited to $50.  Accepted payment methods are debit or credit cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo.

To use the voicemail service, you must know the inmate’s 6-digit voicemail number and have created and applied funds to a Direct Pay account (established through CPC).  Call 702-854-1577 to leave an inmate a voicemail message.  Voicemail messages are deducted from your Direct Pay account at the rate of $0.20 per voicemail.

If you want to block calls from inmates of the Daviess County Detention Center, contact CPC at 1-877-998-5678.   

Post Bail or Bond in Daviess County:

Bail allows an arrested person (defendant) to be released from jail until his or her case is completed.

A bond is an amount of money in cash or a surety bond for the purpose of making sure an accused person attends a required court appearance.  As mentioned earlier, bond information (if applicable) can be found on an inmate’s Detainee page through the Inmate Lookup website.  Cash bonds are the most common type of bonds issued in the county; on occasion, a property bond may be approved by a judge.

Cash Bail/Bond:

Cash bail and bond payments can be made in person at the Daviess District Court’s Office located at 100 East Second Street, Owensboro, KY 42301 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Payments can be made in cash or with a certified cashier’s check equal to the total amount of the bond, made payable to the Daviess District Court.  Payment outside of the court’s hours can be done with cash at the Daviess County Detention Center.

Property Bond:

For a property bond, the property must be located within Daviess County and have the current year’s property taxes paid.  You must establish that the value of the property is at least two times the value of the bond.  Administrative fees may apply with this type of bond.   Contact the District Court office at 270-687-7200 for further details.

Revoking a Bond:  The person who posted the bond, along with the person who was bonded out of jail, will need to come in person to the Daviess District Court to surrender the bonded person. The person who posted the bond can then request, through the court, that the bond be revoked.

Bond Refund:

The Daviess County Detention Center does not process bond refunds.  Refunds are managed by the Daviess District Court, in accordance with the paperwork completed at the time the bond was established.


Now that you have read our article on the Davies County Detention Center, we hope we have made it much easier to perform a search of the inmate listing/jail roster, review mugshots, schedule visits, send mail, fund inmate accounts, and contact the detention center.  We understand how difficult it can be when a family or friend is incarcerated, and we try our absolute best to provide the most updated information on each facility, to make your life easier.


Year Built or Opened: 1886 Warden or Supervisor: David Osborne Daily Inmate Count: 733 Security Level(s): medium

3337 US Highway 60 East
Owensboro, KY 42303

Phone Number(s): 270-685-8466
Fax Number: 270-685-8449
Email Address: daviess@ jclark@

3337 US Highway 60 East
Owensboro, KY 42303

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