Morehead Youth Development Center

Morehead Youth Development Center Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: February 15, 2021

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Location 495 Forest Hills Drive, Morehead, KY, 40351
Official Website

Morehead, Kentucky is home to the Morehead Youth Development Center. The Morehead Youth Development Center is under the operation here at the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

The Morehead Youth Development Center is classified or known as a medium-security state facility that is responsible for the custody of over 48 male offenders daily.

The Morehead Youth Development Center is one of the few facilities that is known for their sex offender release program.

What many people do not know about the Morehead Youth Development Center is that they have their offenders work on the farm. This farm is where they will produce and grow vegetables alongside working with cattle and the production of milk and meat for a few the state of Kentucky correctional institutions.

If the inmate is classified in the general population, then they will be housed in an open dormitory style housing unit where the inmates who are in the administrative segregation units will be housed in a cell with one of their fellow inmates.

Morehead Youth Development Center — General Information

Facility Name Morehead Youth Development Center
Facility Type State Prison
Address 495 Forest Hills Drive, Morehead, KY, 40351
Capacity 48
Facility Type Juvenile
City Morehead
Postal Code 40351
State Kentucky
County Rowan County
Official Website

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Morehead Youth Development Center accepts the following items through the mail:

  • Magazines

  • Books

  • Letters

  • Greeting Cards

  • Newspapers

  • Photographs

When it comes to the magazines, books, and newspapers, you will need to have it shipped to the facility from the store or publisher.

Sending Money

Did your inmate call you or write to you about sending them money? If so, all you will need to do is log on to JPay and use your credit or debit card for payment.

JPay does not require you to leave your home to fund an inmate’s account. The inmate will receive the money immediately after you send it.

Phone calls

Morehead Youth Development Center inmates are permitted to use the telephones. Inmates will be required to have money in his account to use the telephone to call home.

You can anticipate a phone call from an inmate during the hours of 7 am to 10 pm.


If you are looking to visit a general population inmate in the Morehead Youth Development Center, you will be allowed on site on Saturdays and Sundays between 9 am to 3 pm.

If you are looking to visit in protective custody (or better known as an administrative segregation inmate) inmate, you will be allowed on site on Saturdays and Sundays between 8 am to 9 am.

Visiting Hours

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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