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Kentucky Department of Corrections

Court Records

State office

Kentucky Department of Corrections

Offender Information Services

PO Box 2400 Frankfort, KY 40602-2400

Records Available:

Inmate records are available to the public on demand through KDOC and include a photo of the inmate along with physical descriptors like age, race, gender, eye and hair color, height and weight, plus the offender’s date of birth. Also considered public record are the facility where the inmate is housed, conviction information, current status, scheduled hearings, sentence information and tentative release date.

Access to Kentucky Court Records

Retrieving Records

The Kentucky Department of Corrections provides access to the state’s incarceration records through its online database. Members of the general public may use the Kentucky Online Offender Lookup (KOOL) system to find inmates by Kentucky Department of Corrections ID, name, institution, age, race, or gender. Website users may also refine their search by conviction information. The KOOL system allows citizens to search an archive of Death Row inmates as well as the general inmate population.


The Kentucky Department of Corrections does not charge a fee for the use of the KOOL system. This free online service is provided in the interest of public safety.

Years Available

The Kentucky Online Offender Lookup (KOOL) system provides access to an archive of currently incarcerated offenders and inmates on Death Row. Information is updated regularly, but its timeliness is not guaranteed.