The Kosciusko Chaplain Verification Certification (KCVC) has been established by the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department in cooperation with the GWMA and New Life Christian Church to tighten policies and provide training for clergy and religious representatives who visit in the jail.  KSD is open to ministry in the jail and does not want to restrict efforts but must provide safety and security to inmates, staff and volunteers.

For KCVC certification applicants must present the following:

Photo ID, certificate of ordination or licensing (or a letter from your church or organization on letterhead granting authority for you to represent that body in ministry), ministry name, location and contact number including phone and e-mail.  All persons registered must pay a $60 annual fee payable to GWMA.

All persons must attend annual training to include PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) training.

Beginning Monday, January 22, 2018 no clergy or volunteers will be allowed to visit in the Kosciusko County Jail without a Jail Ministry ID...NO EXCEPTIONS!

Upcoming training dates:  May 8&9th, September 4&5th

Annual Training for 2019 - January 8th

Information on ministry or other questions should be directed to the Chaplain and not the Kosciusko County Jail. 

Call - 574-269-5851.

Chaplain John B Lowe II

KCVC Article - Times-Union

Please note the restricted times for Outside Visits before coming to the Jail:

No visits daily during meal times:  5:30-7:00 AM, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM & 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM (Visitation from the public)

Wednesdays from 5:00 - 10:00 PM and Sunday Mornings until after Noon (Worship Service Time)

All visitation must be completed by 10:00 PM daily.

Visits need to be held to twenty (20) minutes per person and a total of an hour daily.

These times are subject to change at the discretion of the Jail Commander.


Please remember that corrections is a difficult assignment for Law Enforcement Personnel.  Nothing but the utmost support of clergy and volunteers is asked of you whenever you enter the Kosciusko County Jail.   Pray for Sheriff Rocky Goshert, the Jail Commander and his staff as they work with individuals incarcerated by our legal system.