Grant County Detention Center Inmate Search

Grant County Detention Center is a medium security jail which comes under jurisdiction of Grant County, KY. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs at Grant County. Offenders from the Police and City jails are transferred to the jail after the paper work is done. They usually stay in the jail, till they are sentenced, acquitted or released on bail. It houses inmate for short period of time serving less than a year jail term. Most of the inmates in Grant County Detention Center are convicted for misdemeanour offenses like drunk-and-drive, fight/assault, theft etc. It provides basic amenities to the inmates like bathroom facility, 3 times meals, education program and TV facility. It also provides work release program and other specialized services to the inmates.

Jail Name :

Grant County Detention Center

Jail Type :

County Jail


212 Barnes Road, Williamstown, Kentucky, 41097



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State :

Kentucky (KY)


Grant County




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Grant County Detention Center Inmate Search

Q. How to find if someone is currently detained at Grant County Detention Center?

  • Grant County Detention Center maintains an online inmate roster where one can find the list of detainees. The list is updated usually once a month. To check the inmate roster please visit Grant County Detention Center Sheriff Department website. Usually the best way is to call the Williamstown police department at 859-824-5191 and enquire about the inmate directly.

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Grant County Detention Center?

  • It means the inmate is transferred to nearby county jail or state prison facility or is released from jail. Check Kentucky inmate search page for more details on how to search for inmate in Kentucky.

Q. What are the visitation rules of Grant County Detention Center?

  • Any individual with valid government ID and who isn’t on felony probation is allowed to visit an inmate. Children below 18 years, must be accompanied by a legal guardian. For more information one can call on 859-824-5191.

Grant County Detention Center Visitation Hours:


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


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

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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More Information

The central portion of Northern Kentucky is the home of the Grant County Detention Center. This detention center apparently came into being sometime in the late 1770s. This detention center sits on land that was donated after the death of one of the town's original pioneers, William Arnold. The townspeople formulated this acreage according to Arnold's wishes, for the current detention center, courthouse, and stray animal shelter. The Grant County Detention Center sites among a host of other historic buildings such as beautiful historic homes, businesses, and churches remaining to this day from many years past, giving the visitor to Grant County a taste of life in the pioneer days.

Two noted personalities hail from this area are Skeeter Davis and "Flash" Risen. Davis, known for a Grand Ole Opry celebrity for over 40-years known as the first female country artist. Risen is an N.B.A. celebrity and held this position for about ten years, 1948-1968. Risen was a key player for the Rochester Royals and the Boston Celtics.

More recently, the television show Survivor chose one of their participants Rodger Bingham from Grant County. It was through Bingham that Grant County was recognized. Bingham frequently gave credit to all of his family and friends back in Grant County for his "Survivor" skills. All three of these personalities plus Grant County residents made it possible for this detention center to grow and prosper, helping the inmates become responsible citizens.

The Grant County Detention Center has evolved throughout these years. Originally this detention center had enough room to house just over 20 inmates. Present day reports this facility to now house county and state felons. Over 15-years ago this detention facility grew to house 300 inmates and by 2007 another 50 beds were added to house a growing number of inmates.

History says that even 100 years ago there was nothing to help rehabilitate an inmate. An inmate's life was filled with emptiness. Beginning the later part of the 20th Century programs were formulated along with work and educational programs to help the inmate adjust more readily to the public domain once released. Hopefully, as the years pass the judicial system adds more programs that assist the inmate in transition to upstanding citizens once released from jail.

Today Grand County Detention Center offers and provides current inmates a wealth of programs and work initiatives. Some of these popular programs are as follows.

. An adult education program to help inmates obtain a General Educational Diploma from high school. Other programs to further education is offered, inmates.

. Religious faith programs to further religious beliefs.

. Work programs are provided to inmates through community service.

. Alcoholic Anonymous program is offered to those addicted to alcohol.

. Substance Abuse Programs under the identification of SAP offers inmates options to withdraw from drugs abuse.

Residents of Grant County and surrounding areas serviced by the Grant County Detention Center is fully aware of all the good that this center does in the name of transforming criminals to live a full and productive life outside of prison life, once released.


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Grant County Detention Center