Mason County Detention Center

Our mission is to protect the public and institutional security and safety while providing programs intended to reduce the occurrence of re-incarceration.


The Detention Center went into operation in 1990 and is a full-service jail. The detention center houses state inmates as well as inmates for Mason, Bracken, Fleming and Lewis Counties. We contract with a correctional care company to provide medical care 7 days a week for the inmates.

We offer many different programs to the inmates while in our custody including GED classes, Substance Abuse Program, Moral Recognition Therapy and gardening classes. We also have outside inmate work programs picking up roadside litter and help with residential trash pickup.


Jailer Yeary is a 26-year veteran in the Corrections field; 21 years with the KY Department of Corrections and 5 years as Jailer of Mason County. She is currently serving her fourth year on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Jailers Association. She also serves on the local RSVP Board and the Advisory Board for Adult Education of Mason County. 

Jailer Yeary is married to Timothy Yeary for 34 years and have three children, Adam (Liberty Township, OH), Daniel (Lexington) and Kaitlyn (Louisville).

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of property can I drop off to someone who is incarcerated?

Any prescription drugs prescribed to the inmate in the proper container. All other items needed will be provided or can be bought through commissary.

How can I put money on an inmate’s account? 

The jail will accept money orders for commissary through the mail to be placed on the inmate’s account. Families can put money on the inmates account through the commissary kiosk in the front lobby (this will be done by staff due to COVID restrictions) or online at

How do I put money on an inmates account for phone time. Is phone time money different than commissary money?

Inmates may add phone time through the commissary if they have money on their account. For phone time only follow directions below. (Due to COVID the lobby option is not available.

To purchase phone time for an inmate, family/friends have the following options:

  • Direct Pay – Call time to one (1) phone number only
  • Calling Card – Call time to any phone number
  • Pin Debit – Call time for inmate’s pin
How can I visit with someone who is incarcerated?

We currently offer video visitation that you can schedule through Inmate Sales that can be done in the privacy of your home at a cost or at the jail (once the lobby is open to the public) at no cost to you. You may schedule a maximum of two free in-house video visitations. See below for information regarding paid video visits:

You will need: A computer or internet enabled mobile device with a speaker, camera, and high-speed internet.

To Set Up Account or Schedule Visit:

Step 1: From any browser go to

Step 2: Create or login to your InmateSales account

Step 3: Select “Schedule / Purchase Visitation”

Step 4: Choose facility and product (remote visit)

Step 5: Enter personal information

Lisa Kern Yeary

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm EST
Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm EST
Closed Weekends
Jail is open 24/7
Due to COVID, the lobby is temporarily closed to the public.

702 US 68
Maysville, KY 41056

Phone: (606) 564-3621
Fax: (606) 564-3397