Muhlenberg County Detention Center

Mailing Information

All mail must be sent to the below addresses.
Mail not addressed as directed below will be rejected.

Standard Non-Legal Friends and Family Mail Address

  • Inmate Name - Inmate ID
  • Muhlenberg County Detention Center
  • PO Box 76550
  • Highland Heights, KY 41076

Mail from Lawyers or other Legal Representation

  • Inmate Name - Inmate ID
  • Muhlenberg County Detention Center
  • 108 Court Row
  • Greenville, KY 42345


  1. All incoming mail must be addressed with the Inmate name and Inmate ID
  2. All incoming mail must have a return address on the envelope
  3. All incoming mail must be no larger than 8 1/2" x 11" (letter size), no smaller than 3 1/2" x 5" (post card size), no thicker than light card stock, and must be able to be fed through a sheet fed scanner.
  4. All incoming mail shall be opened and inspected or read to determine if contraband is enclosed or any
    violation of prison rules has occurred. If violations are found, mail will be destroyed and not returned.
  5. Prohibited mail:
    1. Stamps
    2. Blank envelopes
    3. Stationary
    4. Cash, Checks, Money Orders, or any other forms of currency
    5. Threats of physical harm against any person or threats/details of criminal activity
    6. Plans to smuggle contraband into or out of the institution
    7. Information to formulate escape plans, to commit a crime or to violate a prison rule
    8. Solicitation of gifts, goods, money, or things of value from individuals or entities other than family or established close friends
    9. Code or gang insignia
    10. Obscene language or drawings
    11. Information that, if communicated, would create a threat to the security of the institution
    12. None of the following may be included or attached:
      1. Address labels
      2. Stickers
      3. Homemade cards
      4. Musical cards
      5. Non-white envelope or paper
      6. Paintings
      7. Tracing paper
      8. Pages from coloring books
      9. Drawings in colored ink, marker, crayon, or glitter
      10. Raised decorations
      11. Paint or the use of white out, glue, or any other liquid form
  6. Pictures are the only enclosures permitted to be mailed to inmates.
    1. Each inmate is allowed up to 6 photographs per package, but these MUST be printed on photo paper and be no larger than a 4 X 6 in size.
    2. Printouts from the internet, colored pages, and provocative material (i) are not permitted and will be destroyed.
      1. Provocative is generally defined as follows: "Causing annoyance, anger, or another strong reaction" or "arousing sexual desire or interest."
  7. Return to Sender Items
    • a.) Legal Main
    • b.) Certified mail requiring inmate signature
    • c.) Mail with postage due