Green River 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.

 About GRCC 

Green River Correctional Complex is a 982-bed medium/minimum security adult male correctional facility located in Central City, Kentucky and operated by the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, Department of Corrections. Construction of GRCC was completed in 1994. The facility design is a direct supervision model, consisting of 3 medium security general population housing units with 444 double-bunked cells, a maximum security segregation unit with 44 single-bunked cells, and a 50 bed open dorm-style minimum security unit.

The operation of GRCC is governed by Kentucky Revised Statutes, Kentucky Administrative Regulations, Corrections policies and procedures, GRCC policies and procedures, and the American Correctional Association Standards for Adult Correctional Institutions.

Institutional Information

Security Status Medium/Minimum
Date Opened 1994
Population   982
Total Acreage 250
Total Staff 254
Black Inmates 33%
White Inmates 66%
Annual Cost Per Inmate $19,518.99
Daily Cost Per Inmate $53.48
Annual Operating Budget $14.6 million

Accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA).