Welcome to the Boyd County Detention Center

Mission Statement
It is the Mission of the Boyd County Detention Center to serve and protect the Boyd County Community.  We accomplish this by securely holding persons who are determined by the courts to pose a threat to public safety.  We pledge to provide all those we hold a safe, sanitary, and secure environment.  We are also committed to giving every prisoner the opportunity to return to society in a healthier condition both mentally, physically and educationally by providing 24-hour health care, educational programs, work programs, addiction programs, and access to religious programs

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Jailer William D. Hensley

Jailer Hensley took office as Boyd County Jailer on December 3, 2018.  Previously he served over 24 years with the Ashland Police Department retiring with the rank of Major. He is a U.S. Army veteran and lifelong Boyd County Resident.  You may send the jailer an email at  bhensley@boydky.com

Facility Information

General Information
The Boyd County Detention Center is a 206 bed jail located in Catlettsburg, KY.  The jail consists of 2 sections, the original jail built in 1991, and an addition built in 2006 which more than doubled the available beds.  The Boyd County Detention Center is a full service facility, housing pre-trial inmates, final sentenced county inmates, and state inmates for the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

Families, friends and relatives of inmates may visit via video visits to tablet in inmates’ cell from 0800 until 2300 daily.  Inmates shall get 30 minutes of free video visit time weekly (which resets on Sunday evenings), except when an inmate has been assessed a disciplinary penalty for an infraction of rules governing visitation.  After the 30 minutes of free time is exhausted, additional visits can still be scheduled but the inmate will be charged at a rate of $0.25 per minute.  The visits can be scheduled through GTL’s website www.gettingout.com or through the kiosk in the front lobby of the original jail.  You will be required to make an account with GTL and visits from home will require either a computer with an enabled webcam, a tablet with a rear facing camera, or a smart phone with a rear facing camera, and a stable internet connection.  You may also make visit form the provided kiosk in the front lobby of the original jail.

Extra Clothing
Due to attempts to smuggle drugs and other contraband into this facility, we do not accept any clothing items for anyone currently incarcerated. Any clothing item an inmate needs, including socks, undergarments, and t-shirts, may be purchased from the commissary.

Indigent Supplies:
Inmates who cannot afford hygiene items and writing supplies will be given these items free of charge as required by the Kentucky Jail Standards.

Newly admitted inmates shall be permitted a reasonable number of local or collect long distance calls to an attorney or family member, as soon as practical.  Once in a housing unit Inmates have access to a phone between the hours of 0800 and 2300 except for an Inmate in an isolation cell for disciplinary reasons.  If you are receiving harassing phone calls from an inmate in our facility, upon receiving the call you can block calls from the facility by pressing the prompted number or contact Lt. Wilson at (606) 739-4224

Medical Services:
Inmates in our facility have 24 hour access to medical services.  Access to dental services is also provided. There is a cost associated with these services as there is with any visit to the doctor or dentist. Prisoners will not be denied medical or dental care due to an inability to pay.