Kentucky State Penitentiary


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.

 Kentucky State Penitentiary 


To operate an adult male maximum security institution by providing care, custody and control in a safe and secure environment. The primary program thrust will be directed at moving the inmate to a less secure institution based upon his demonstrated conduct, program performance and need. By encouraging the individual inmate to help himself, it will enhance his opportunity to return to the community as a responsible taxpaying citizen.


Kentucky State Penitentiary
266 Water Street
Eddyville, Kentucky 42038
(Lyon County)

Warden: Randy White
Secretary: Tracey Jordan 
Phone:   270-388-2211