Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex


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.

 General Inmate Information 

Below is information and instructions on how to mail a letter to an inmate, send a postal money order, send money via Western Union to an inmate and what to do in case of an emergency.

Inmate Mail  

Inmate mail should be addressed as follows:

 Jim Doe #124536  Dorm 8AU09
 200 Road to Justice
 West Liberty, Ky 41472

Prohibited Mail:  Incoming mail may be rejected if it falls into any of the following:

  1. The mail contains plans to smuggle contraband into or out of the institution.
  2. The mail contains threats of physical harm against any person or threats of criminal activity.
  3. The mail contains information to formulate escape plans or to commit a crime or to violate a prison rule.
  4. The mail contains solicitation of gifts, goods, money or things of value from individuals or entities other than family or established close friends.
  5. The mail contains a code or gang insignia.
  6. The mail contains obscene language or drawings.
  7. The mail contains any information which, if communicated, would create a threat to the security of the institution.
  8. The mail constitutes free advertising material, fliers, and other bulk rate mail except that received from a recognized religious organization sent in care of the institutional chaplain.  This mail may be discarded upon receipt.
  9. The mail contains Postage Stamps or a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE).
  10. All mail that does not contain a complete return address will be returned to sender.  You must have a complete return name and address for mail to be accepted.
  11. This list is not all inclusive, if you are unsure about whether an inmate can receive the mail or not please contact the institutional mailroom.

Postal Money Order  

Inmate accounts is responsible for handling all money related items for each inmate.  This includes processing incoming money orders and posting to the inmates account, issuing checks requested by the inmate and forwarding them to the designated individual/company and address.  Inmate accounts section handles over 200 money orders on any given day.  All money orders are posted on the day the inmate accounts office receives them, barring unforeseen circumstances.  To assist us in processing money orders in a timely manner please follow these DO's:

  1. Send U.S. Postal Money Orders only.  All others will be returned.
  2. Place the U.S. Postal Money Order in an envelope by itself.
  3. Address the envelope legibly.  Both from and to address must be able to be read.
  4. Only 5 money orders per  calendar month are allowed per inmate.
  5. $200 limit on money order unless from immediate family, per money order
  6. All information must be filled out on the money order itself.  Ensure from name/address and the inmate name/number appear on the money order.
  7. If using priority mail, place the money order in another envelope with the appropriate addresses, inside the priority mail container.   The inmate is not allowed to receive these containers.

Western Union  

Please note this is the Quick Collect ONLY.   Individuals using this system should note they need to fill out the BLUE QUICK COLLECT FORM.  The funds will be electronically sent to the Inmate Account Bank.  Western Union money orders will not be accepted.  Only U.S. Postal Money Orders will be accepted through the mail.

The same rules for postal money orders such as only 5 transactions in one month and $200.00 limit except immediate family members still apply.  Transactions which do not follow these guidelines will be rejected.

The institution will receive a list of inmates receiving fund transfers each workday morning.  This will be posted to individual accounts each working day before 12:00 p.m.  For example:  If you take the money to Western Union on Tuesday, it will be available on the inmates account on Wednesday by noon.  A receipt will be sent to the inmate through institutional mail the same day.

If you would like to use this service please call Western Union at 1-800-325-6000 to find the nearest agent.  Go to Western Union's agent location with the following:

Cash Amount you would like to send

Western Union fee paid in cash



Code City and State:  ROAD TO JUSTICE, KY

Account Number:  Inmate Name and Inmate ID Number

Remember to keep your receipt for tracking purposes.


If it is necessary to phone the Complex in an emergency, the telephone number is (606) 743-2800. Either the Chaplain or the Captain on duty should be notified of emergencies. The only way an inmate may speak with you over the phone is when he calls you. No inmate may receive a telephone call from outside the institution. All inmate calls shall be collect and you are responsible for the charges.