Hopkins County Jail Inmate Search

Hopkins County Jail is a medium security jail which comes under jurisdiction of Hopkins County, KY. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs at Hopkins 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 Hopkins County Jail 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 :

Hopkins County Jail

Jail Type :

County Jail


2250 Laffoon Trail PO Box 1030, Madisonville, Kentucky, 42431



Postal Code:


State :

Kentucky (KY)


Hopkins County







Prison beds:


Phone Carrier:

Combined Public Communications



Hopkins County Jail Inmate Search

Q. How to find if someone is currently detained at Hopkins County Jail?

  • Hopkins County Jail 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 Hopkins County Jail Sheriff Department website. Usually the best way is to call the Madisonville police department at 270-821-6704 and enquire about the inmate directly.

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Hopkins County Jail?

  • 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 Hopkins County Jail?

  • 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 270-821-6704.

Hopkins County Jail 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.

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.

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.

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


The current Hopkins County Jail in Kentucky was built in 2015.

On September 12, 1910, White Plains City Marshal W.D. Coursey was attempting to arrest a drunk man for breach of the peace. The man pulled a pistol and shot Coursey. Coursey returned fire. Coursey died the next day from wounds. The man also died. On December 24, 1910, St. Charles Town Marshal A.H. Hamby was sent to a hardware store for a disturbance. The man pulled a pistol and started shooting. Hamby returned fire. The man and Hamby died. On November 5, 1920, Sheriff Richard Hunter and his deputies went to a home to arrest a man for slitting his wife's throat. The man opened fire with a shotgun. He hit Sheriff Hunter. Hunter died the next day. The man was sent to the electric chair for both deaths.

On March 7, 1925, Hopkins County Sheriff's Deputy Enos Murphy responded to a call for assistance. The Madisonville Police Chief and a deputy were in a firefight with two suspects. During the fight, Murphy was shot in the abdomen. He died in the hospital on March 10. On August 8, 1925, County Patrolman John Allen was sent to a call to a dance. He found three drunk men. He arrested two and went back for the third. A man was standing behind a tree nearby. That man shot Allen with a shotgun, killing him. Help was sent for, but all escaped.

On November 16, 2011, Nebo resident Sherry Hays was reported missing. Her body was found on a property in March of 2012 that belonged to her nephew Joshua Osborne and his wife Stephanie Osborne. Hays had been living with them until she was murdered. Joshua Osborne admitted to murdering her and burying her in a shallow grave. Stephanie Osborne pleaded to tampering with evidence and to murder.

On November 15, 2005, an F4 tornado hit the county. The Hopkins County Sheriff's Department was part of the effort to help people. The path of the tornado was anywhere from one third to one half a mile wide and 15 miles long. 303 buildings received minor damage, 67 received major damage, and 151 were completely destroyed.


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Hopkins County Jail