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 (2015) Notes
Bell County Forestry Camp Pineville, Kentucky Minimum 1962 300
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 683 Women's prison
Kentucky State Penitentiary Eddyville, Kentucky Maximum/Supermax 1886 856
Kentucky State Reformatory La Grange, Kentucky Medium 1936 2005
Lee Adjustment Center Beattyville, Kentucky Medium 1990 845 Private facility owned by Corrections Corporation of America housing Vermont prisoners. Facility formerly housed Kentucky prisoners but currently houses none.[3]
Little Sandy Correctional Complex Sandy Hook, Kentucky Medium/Maximum 2005 1012
Luther Luckett Correctional Complex La Grange, Kentucky Medium/Maximum 1981 1073 Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center
Marion Adjustment Center St. Mary, Kentucky Minimum 1998 0 Private facility owned by Corrections Corporation of America. Kentucky prisoners have not been housed here since 2013 and the facility is currently empty as of 2015.[4]
Northpoint Training Center Burgin, Kentucky Medium 1983 1230
Otter Creek Correctional Complex Wheelwright, Kentucky Medium/Minimum 0 Private facility owned by Corrections Corporation of America which has been empty since 2012.[5]
Roederer Correctional Complex La Grange, Kentucky Medium/Minimum 1976 1002 Male Intake Facility
Western Kentucky Correctional Complex Fredonia, Kentucky Medium/Minimum 1977 693 Women's prison

Death row

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]

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