Kentucky Department of Corrections

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Kentucky Department of Corrections
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Agency overview
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* Commonwealth of Kentucky, USA
Governing body Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Frankfort, Kentucky
Agency executive LaDonna H. Thompson, Commissioner
KDOC Website
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Kentucky Department of Corrections is a state agency of Kentucky that operates prisons. The agency is headquartered in the Health Services Building in Frankfort.[1]

As of June 2013, Kentucky ended its relationship with all private prison contractors, although the Lee Adjustment Center operated by Corrections Corporation of America still houses out-of-state prisoners.[2]


Name Location Security level Year opened Population (2007) Notes
Bell County Forestry Camp Pineville, Kentucky Minimum 1962 280
Blackburn Correctional Complex Lexington, Kentucky Minimum 1972 594
Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex West Liberty, Kentucky Medium 1990 1,689
Green River Correctional Complex Central City, Kentucky Minimum/Medium 1994 982
Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women Pewee Valley, Kentucky All 1938 721 Women's prison
Kentucky State Penitentiary Eddyville, Kentucky Maximum/Supermax 1886 856
Kentucky State Reformatory La Grange, Kentucky Medium 1936 1998
Lee Adjustment Center Beattyville, Kentucky Medium 1990 390 Private—currently houses no Kentucky prisoners.[3]
Little Sandy Correctional Complex Sandy Hook, Kentucky Medium/Maximum 2005 976
Luther Luckett Correctional Complex La Grange, Kentucky Medium/Maximum 1981 1073 Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center
Marion Adjustment Center St. Mary, Kentucky Minimum 826 Private—houses no Kentucky inmates as of 2013.[4]
Northpoint Training Center Burgin, Kentucky Medium 1983 1256
Otter Creek Correctional Complex Wheelwright, Kentucky Medium/Minimum 1,048 Private—empty as of 2012.[5]
Roederer Correctional Complex La Grange, Kentucky Medium/Minimum 1976 997 Male Intake Facility
Western Kentucky Correctional Complex Fredonia, Kentucky Medium/Minimum 1977 650 Women's prison

Death row[edit]

The Kentucky State Penitentiary (KSP) houses the male death row.[6] The Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women houses the female death row. Executions occur at KSP.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Us." Kentucky Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 8, 2009.
  2. ^
  3. ^ Kentucky to walk away from last private prison.
  4. ^ Kentucky to walk away from last private prison.
  5. ^ Kentucky to walk away from last private prison.
  6. ^ Barrouquere, Brett. "Inmate challenges sedatives used in lethal injections Wilson also claims state doesn't provide enough information to inmates." The Harlan Daily Enterprise. November 24, 2007. Retrieved on September 8, 2010.
  7. ^ "Kentucky State Penitentiary Prepares For 165th Execution." WLKY. Retrieved on September 8, 2010.

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