The Henderson County Detention Center was constructed in 1996 with an original capacity for 250 inmates. Due to the ever changing incarceration rate the facility built a new wing in 2004. In 2008 the Community Service Complex was built to accommodate state inmates that have a low classification level. Currently the facility houses approximately 543 county, federal, and state inmates. The classification of these inmates, range from simple violations to violent felony offenses. The Henderson County Detention Center is one of only three county jails in the state of Kentucky that is self sufficient, costing zero county tax payer dollars to operate.