The Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women (KCIW) houses adult female felons for the Commonwealth from all 120 counties in Kentucky. The institution first opened in 1938 and is located on 270 acres in Shelby County near the town of Pewee Valley and has been ACA accredited since 1982. The institution is a campus style setting with multiple housing units, double and single-bunked.
The Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women is considered a multi-custody facility as differential housing and programming must meet the needs of female offenders serving one year to life, death row, maximum, medium, minimum, community custody, first offenders, persistent offenders the disabled and special needs inmates.
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Accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA).