Search Inmates in Adair County, Kentucky. Results May Include: Arrests, Criminal Records, Status, Code, Description, Warrant No., Court Type, Court Date, Current Age, Booking Date, Booking Agency, Arresting Officer, Badge, Arrest Date, Address, Bond Agency.

Adair County Kentucky Sheriff Overview

Adair County is located in the southcentral portion of Kentucky. The county seat is Columbia. Founded in 1801, the county was named in honor of General John Adair who was the Speaker of the House in Kentucky at the time. General Adair later became a Governor of Kentucky. The zip codes in Adair County are 42528, 42720, 42728, 42742, 42741, 42753, and 42715.

Sheriff Harrison Moss is the chief law enforcement officer in Adair County. The second point of authority in the Sheriff’s Office is Chief Deputy Bj Bray. You can reach the Sheriff and the Chief Deputy using the contact details listed below.

Adair County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY 42728



Inmate Search in Adair County Jail

The Adair County Jail does not maintain an online list of the inmates currently housed in the facility. If you wish to locate an inmate here, you can call .

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates are generally encouraged to have family and friends visit. To learn the visitation rules and schedule at this facility, you can call the Sheriff’s Office directly.

To send correspondence and/or funds to an inmate currently incarcerated in the Adair County Jail, you can inquire at the Sheriff’s Office by calling .

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

By law, sex offenders must notify the County Sheriff of any changes in their information such as place of residence and place of employment. Sex offenders are persons who have been found guilty of committing a sexually oriented offense such as rape, sexual assault, and child pornography. The County Sheriff enters the offender’s information into the state’s sex offender database. The federal government compiles the information gathered by each state to maintain a national sex offender registry. All of this information is made available to the public to help increase awareness and safety.

To locate a sex offender in Kentucky, you can use the website . Before using website, it is important that you understand the limitations of the information in the database. There may be sex offenders who do not comply with the law. Therefore, you may get results displaying an offender’s previous address or an incomplete address such as just the block they live on.

Bail and Bondsman

A person charged with a criminal offense is given a temporary get-out-of-jail-free card while awaiting trial if the court permits him to pledge money as a guarantee that he will show up for each of his scheduled court appearances. This is known as posting bail. If the accused fails to appear, the money is forfeited and the accused is labeled a “fugitive.”

Some individuals may have difficulty posting bail due to financial constraints. If such is the case, a bondsman can be secured for a fee (10% of the bail amount) and he can take responsibility for posting bail. To do this, he acts as a surety, guaranteeing to the court that he will pay the entire bail amount if the defendant “skips” bail. In return, he has the legal right to pursue the fugitive using the services of a bounty hunter in order to protect his investment.

The state of Kentucky has prohibited the practice of commercial bail bonding. Ky. Stat. § 431.510 (outlawing commercial bail bond industry); see Stephens v. Bonding Assoc. of Kentucky, 538 S.W.2d 580 (Ky 1976) (upholding statute). A warrant must be acquired by a bonds agent from another state if he wishes to arrest a fugitive hiding out in Kentucky. Ky. Rev. Stat. § 440.270.

Adair County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 88
Avg Daily Population 97
Name of new facility restrictd custody building
Full time payroll 17
Full time total employees 17
Total salaries and wages 477704
Other operating expenditures 171339
Total construction costs 15093
Equipment, furnishings, etc 10700
Year of original construction 1985
Year of major renovation not applicable
Name of new facility not applicable


Adair County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016 6,738
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016 6,291
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016 447
Unemployment Rate, 2016 6.6
Median Household Income Annual Average, 2015 32,007
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Adair County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014 4,826
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 2015 27.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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