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Updated on: December 25, 2022
Knox County Jail
135 North 8th Street, Vincennes, IN, 47591

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In 1963, the Knox County Jail was officially opened to the public for operations. Throughout the next 50 years, the Knox County Jail would undergo 3 expansions. [if %capacity%]As of 2019, the Knox County Jail can house up to %capacity% offenders comfortably[/if %capacity%].

. These offenders will include state and local arrests.

The Knox County Jail is broken down into 4 cell blocks. There is only one cell block for women offenders and 3 cell blocks for men.

The Knox County Jail currently employs 1 full-time on-call doctor, 1 full-time nurse, and 11 certified corrections officers.

The Knox County Jail also offers educational and religious programs to its inmates as well.

Knox County Jail — General Information

Knox County Jail, County Jail.
135 North 8th Street, Vincennes, IN, 47591

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Address: 135 North 8th Street, Vincennes, Indiana, 47591

Phone: 812-882-7660

Fax: 812-882-5261

Website: website

As of lately, the Knox County Jail has not made their inmate roster available to the public. What does this mean to you, if you are looking for someone in the facility?

The only way you will get any information on an inmate in the Knox County Jail is to call them at the number provided above. They will be able to tell you what the inmate is for, when their court date is (if applicable), and when the inmate is scheduled to be released.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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When an inmate is in the Knox County Jail they do not have many privileges, but one privilege they do have is sending and receiving letters.

Mail time in the Knox County Jail is a huge thing for the inmates. Inmates love receiving letters. You are more than welcome to send letters to an inmate who is in the Knox County Jail.

You will need to make sure that you have your name and your address on the letter. You will need to make the letter out to the inmate’s name as well. All incoming letters must be sent through the United States Postal Service.

Sending Money

The Knox County Jail supplies the inmate’s three meals a day and shelter, but that is it. They do not supply inmates their personal hygiene products, snacks, beverages (outside of meals), and entertainment. If an inmate wants these items, they are required to purchase them through the facilities commissary.

You can deposit funds into the inmate’s account by dropping a money order off at the Knox County Jail. You can do so when you visit or during operating hours.

Phone calls

The Knox County Jail gives inmates two different ways they can contact their friends and family members.

First and foremost, the Knox County Jail contracts with PayTel. PayTel is a third-party service in which an inmate will need funds in their phone account to use. A typical 15-minute long phone conversations will cost around $6 if the inmate calls using PayTel.

Inmates will also have the chance to call by doing a collect call. The fees of a collect call will be the responsibility of the person who receives the call. Collect calls will not work if the person has a mobile phone.


Looking to visit an inmate that is currently in the Knox County Jail?

Visitation hours can change. It is best to phone the Knox County Jail prior to coming out to the facility to ensure you know the most up to date visitation hours.

You will also want to know if they are accepting visitors. If the Knox County Jail is under lockdown, there will be no visitors are allowed in the facility.

However, you will also need to bring a photo id that is issued by the government such as your passport, military ID, or your driver’s license.

Visiting Hours

7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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