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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.


Prison Escape Notification Service

AlertXpress is an automated telephone notification system that allows individuals living near state prisons to register to be notified in the event of an escape. Simply call the toll-free number and follow the step-by-step instructions.

How AlertXpress Works

  • Individuals can register by calling the toll-free number and entering the zip codeof the facility
  • An escape notification call is automatically generated if an inmate escapes
  • When the escapee is apprehended and returned to custody, another notification call is generated
  • That's it --- registration is complete!

Benefits of Registering with AlertXpress

  • Notifications are made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Detailed information about the escapee, including a description and list of charges, is included in the notifications
  • Ability to receive notifications from multiple prisons and delivered to multiple phone numbers
  • Changes or cancellations to existing registrations can quickly be done through the toll-free number
  • Return to custody notifications when an escapee is apprehended

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What do I need to know in order to register for a specific facility?

All you need is the zip code of the facility you wish to receive notifications. If you don't know the zip code of a particular facility, see the zip code chart at the bottom of this page for assistance.

2. How do I register if I have more than one facility in my area?

In the event that you live close to several facilities, all of which fall within the same zip code, you will receive notifications from all of the facilities.

3. Where exactly is the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women?

Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women (KCIW) is located in Pewee Valley, KY (Shelby County). KCIW's zip code is 40056.

4. What enhancements have recently been added to AlertXpress?
Registered users will now know exactly who escape, including a description of the escapee and their charges. Users also receive a notification when the escapee is apprehended and returned to custody.

Zip Codes for Kentucky Prisons

Institutions Zip Codes
Bell County Forestry Camp40977
Blackburn Correctional Complex40511
Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex41472
Green River Correctional Complex42330
Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women40056
Kentucky State Penitentiary42038
Kentucky State Reformatory40032
Little Sandy Correctional Complex41171
Luther Luckett Correctional Complex40031
Northpoint Training Center40310
Roederer Correctional Complex40031
Western Kentucky Correctional Complex42411

Click here for additional information on Kentucky's Adult Institutions and Facilities

Register Now for AlertXpress

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