Blackburn 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 

Inmate Mail  

Constructive correspondence is encouraged between all inmates and their families, friends and associates.

There are several restrictions regarding inmate mail:

  • No stickers of any kind
  • No stamps or pre-paid/pre-stamped envelopes or stationary
  • No nude photos
  • No photos depicting gang signs
  • No photos showing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • No musical or electronic cards

All mail is subject to inspection.  Any piece of mail that cannot be inspected will be returned.

Inmate mail should be addressed as follows:

Inmate name and Institutional number
  (example: John Doe, #000000)
Blackburn Correctional Complex
3111 Spurr Road
Lexington, KY  40511

Money Orders  

If sending money by mail, the accounting office only accepts postal money orders from the post office.  Please include the inmate's name and correctional institutional number.  Address the envelope to "Inmate Accounts" with the address listed below.   There is a limit of five transactions per month.  Money orders must be sent alone with no other contents.

Mail a postal money order to:

Inmate Accounts
Inmate name and Institutional number
  (example: John Doe, #000000)
Blackburn Correctional Complex
3111 Spurr Rd.
Lexington, KY  40511

Money may also be sent via Western Union Quick Collect System.  The person sending money will need to fill out a blue Quick Collect form available through Western Union agents. Include the following information:

Pay to:  Blackburn Correctional Complex
Code City and State:  Blackburn/Kentucky

(Inmate Name and Inmate Number are required)
Deposits shall not exceed $200. for any one deposit, except from immediate family members.


If it is necessary to phone the Complex in an emergency, the telephone number is (859) 246-2366. Either the Chaplain or the Duty Officer 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.