Detention Center

Shelby County Jailer

Darrell Cox

1000 Bobby Waits Lane
Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065

Phone: (502) 633-2343
Fax: (502) 647-1457

Office Hours 

Monday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Closed on all major holidays​​​​​​​​​​

Job Opportunities- The Shelby County Detention Center is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

1. Deputy Jailer
Male or Female candidates must be at least 21 years of age, a U.S. Citizen and never convicted or under indictment for any crime classified as a felony. Applicants will be subject to background check and drug screening.

​2. Substance Abuse Program Counselor
Male or Female candidates must hold a Bachelor's level degree in Social Work or related field, be at least 21 years of age, a U.S. Citizen and never convicted or under indictment for any crime classified as a felony. Applicants will be subject to background check and drug screening.​

Shelby County Employment Application

Completed applications may be returned to:  
Darrell Cox, Shelby County Jailer
1000 Bobby Waits Lane
Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065
Email Applications t 

Please call (502) 633-2343 to schedule a visitation. All visitations are behind glass visits - no exceptions.
Available Visitation Times 
County Inmates
Monday 6:00 pm for females 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00 pm for males
Tuesday No Visitation
Wednesday 6:00 and 6:30 pm for females 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00 pm for males
Thursday No Visitation
Friday 6:30, 7:00, and 8:00 pm for males
Saturday No Visitation
Sunday No Visitation

Restrictive Custody Unit
Monday No Visitation
Tuesday No Visitation
Wednesday No Visitation
Thursday No Visitation
Friday No Visitation
Saturday 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00 pm for females
Sunday 3:00 and 4:00 pm for males

Visitation Rules

  • Please call ahead and schedule a visitation appointment. Visits must be scheduled on Monday - Friday, between 7:30 am - 2:30 pm. Appointments for weekdays must be scheduled on the same day of the appointment. To scheduled a visitation appointment that will meet on the weekend, please call the Friday before. Calls will not accepted before 7:30 am. (502) 633-2343
  • Inmates are allowed one visit per week.
  • Visitors must have a Photo I.D. unless under the age of 18.
  • Each inmate is allowed 2 adult visitors and up to 3 children (under 18 we consider a child)
  • We require a call back phone number.
  • Visit caller will be given a code number to use to change or cancel a visit.
  • Please be sure to be on time for your scheduled appointment.
  • Lewd behavior or inappropriate dress will not be permitted. You will be asked to leave and you will not be allowed to visit in the future.
  • Do not bring in anything. Soft drinks and snacks may be purchased in lobby.
 Money For Inmates 
We no longer accept Money Orders or Western Union

The Shelby County Detention Center uses these services provided by TouchPay, with easy deposit options to fund an inmate account for Commissary.

1.  Toll Free Phone: 1-866-232-1899

2. Online:  

3.  TouchPay Kiosk: Located in the Detention Center lobby (Accepts Cash, Visa/MasterCard) 

4. Pay in Cash Locally (Walk-in Retail): Find locations at

Funds are available within 24 hours and money can be deposited 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.​

Register Online: or with Customer Service to create a Payer User ID#.

The following information is required for online and phone payments: 

  • Payer User ID#  
  • Inmate Name        
  •  Inmate ID# (5 digit number the Inmate will provide to you)     
  •  Facility # ( 240065 for Shelby County Detention Center)

*There is a fee to use these services. Charges will appear on your credit card/checking statement as INMATE PAYMENT.

Telephone Services for Inmates

The Shelby County Detention Center uses the phone services provided by Combined Public Communications (CPC)

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      Call Time to 1 Phone Number of your choice
         Prepaid Calling Card   

              Call Time to  Any Phone Number 

​  Notes:
  • Facility and Staff are NOT responsible for the Kiosk and they DO NOT give out change.
  • Collect Calling-To receive collect calls, press 1 to accept the call and charges. If you cannot receive collect calls you must purchase Direct Pay or a Prepaid Calling Card (Cell Phones, Cable TV phone lines or dial-tone resellers will not work).
Questions? Call Combined Public Communications (CPC) at 1-877-998-5678
CPC Customer Service Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Sunday: Closed