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Clay County Kentucky Sheriff Overview

Clay County is located in the southeast region of Kentucky. Established in 1807, it was named after Green Clay, a general of the Kentucky militia during the War of 1812. The county seat is Manchester. The zip codes in Clay County are 40972, 40983, 40914, 40932, 40941, 40944, and 40962.

The chief law enforcement officer in Clay County is Sheriff Kevin Johnson. You can get in touch with him at (606) 598–3471. Linda Smallwood is the Clay County Jailer. You can reach her at ​​​.

Clay County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 102 Richmond Road, Suite 100, Manchester, KY 40962

Phone: (606) 598–3471

Fax: (606) 598–5020

Inmate Search in Clay County Jail

To find an inmate currently housed in the Clay County Detention Center, you can search their online records here using an inmate’s first name, last name, or alias. Each inmate’s file contains his name, age, address, weight, height, skin color, sex, booking photo, inmate classification, arresting agency, arresting officer, and charges.  

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates are typically encouraged to have visits with friends and family while they are in the Clay County Detention Center. If you wish to visit an inmate there, you will need to contact the facility to inquire about their visitation hours and their policy. The same is true for those who wish to correspond with an inmate at the facility.

Sending money to an inmate’s commissary account can be done using a kiosk at the jail. If you wish to drop of money or send it via mail, please contact the Jailer, Linda Smallwood at ​​​ for more details.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

All sex offenders are ordered by the law to let the Sheriff’s Office know of any updates regarding their information to ensure that their files in the state’s sex offender registry as well as the national sex offender registry remain current. For the sake of public safety and awareness, sex offender information is accessible to all.

People classified as sex offenders are those who have committed and been convicted of a sexually motivated crime. The crimes classified under this category may differ per state. However, there are some offenses that are generally accepted as a sex crime such as rape, molestation, and prostitution.

If you wish to find out if any sex offenders are residing near you in Kentucky, you can access the state’s sex offender database here.

Please take into account that some offenders may not always follow the law. As such, you may get a search result showing an offender’s previously known address but not the current one. You may also get some incomplete addresses that list only the offender’s block.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is when a person accused of a crime is released from custody or jail while waiting for court proceedings on his case to start with the condition that the defendant will appear on his scheduled day in court. For added insurance, some defendants will be required to pledge money which will be forfeited if they violate the condition.

A bondsman can be secured to post bail on behalf of the defendant if he or she is unable to come up with the money. A bondsman usually charges a non-refundable fee equal to 10% of the bail amount. As a surety, the bondsman will be the one held liable by the court to pay the entire bail amount if the defendant violates the condition of his release.

In Kentucky, commercial bail bonding has been outlawed. 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). Bondsmen from other states who arrive in Kentucky to arrest a fugitive hiding out in the state are required to get a warrant. Ky. Rev. Stat. § 440.270.

Clay County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office: Clay County Probation Department
location: 305 Main Street, Manchester, Kentucky, 40962
Fax: N/A
Clay County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 256
Avg Daily Population 267
Name of new facility not applicable
Full time payroll 41
Full time total employees 41
Total salaries and wages 11521862
Other operating expenditures 803103
Total construction costs 578566
Equipment, furnishings, etc 0
Year of original construction 2002
Year of major renovation not applicable
Name of new facility not applicable


Clay County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016 5,635
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016 5,093
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016 542
Unemployment Rate, 2016 9.6
Median Household Income Annual Average, 2015 24,001
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Clay County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014 8,857
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 2015 46.8
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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