About Us


To protect the citizens of the Commonwealth and to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for staff and offenders in carrying out the mandates of the legislative and judicial processes; and, to provide opportunities for offenders to acquire skills which facilitate non-criminal behavior.

 Research and Statistics 

Daily Count Sheet

April 16, 2014 [PDF, 11KB]

Previous Daily Count Sheets

Daily Releases

April 15, 2014 [PDF, 38KB]

Previous Daily Releases

Weekly Jail Population Reports

April 10, 2014 [PDF, 54KB]

Previous Weekly Jail Population Reports

Monthly Reports

Inmate Profile March 2014 [PDF, 90KB]

Previous Monthly Reports

Annual Reports

2011 Annual Report [PDF, 14.8MB]

2010 Annual Report [PDF, 15.1MB]

Cost to Incarcerate 2013 [PDF, 25KB]

Cost to Incarcerate 2012 [PDF, 31KB]

Cost to Incarcerate 2011 [PDF, 56KB]

HB 463 Report on Evidence-Based Practices and Programs [PDF, 194KB]

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics in the Commonwealth 2008 [PDF, 1.7MB]

Louisville Metro DVPCC Fatality Review Committee 2011-2012 Bi-Annual Report

Cooperative Research

Interested in conducting a research project in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Corrections? Corrections Policy & Procedure 5.1 outlines the process. Send your proposal and abstract to:

Kentucky Department of Corrections
Research Office
PO Box 2400
Frankfort, KY 40602-2400


Kentucky Statistical Analysis Center

The State Statistical Analysis Center is supported in part by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics to enhance the capabilities of the states to collect, analyze, and interpret data on relevant issues and provide a mechanism for sharing data among states and the federal government. There are SACs in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The Kentucky Statistical Analysis Center is authorized by KRS 15.280 and located in the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

Report of the 2011 Task Force on the Penal Code and Controlled Substances Act (2011 House Bill 463)

Report of the Subcommittee on the Penal Code and Controlled Substances Act, 2009

Re-entry Programs for Felons Should Be Improved and Outcome Measures Should Be Developed, 2008

University of Kentucky Center on Drug & Alcohol Research

Criminal Justice Kentucky Treatment Outcome Study (CJKTOS) FY 2009 Follow-up Report

Criminal Justice Kentucky Treatment Outcome Study (CJKTOS) FY 2007 Baseline Report

Bureau of Justice Statistics

State & Federal Prisoners and Prison Facilities

Community Corrections – Probation & Parole

Probation and Parole in the United States, 2010

U.S. Census Bureau

Kentucky Quick Facts

The PEW Center on the States

Public Safety Performance Project