Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women


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 

Below is information and instructions on how to mail a letter to an inmate, send money to an inmate and what to do in case of an emergency.

Inmate Mail 

All incoming mail shall be sent via the U.S. Postal Service and addressed with the inmate’s name, institutional number, Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women, P.O. Box 337, inmate’s living area, Pewee Valley, KY  40056.   All incoming mail is opened and inspected for contraband. STAMPS ARE NOT ACCEPTED THROUGH THE MAIL.


Inmate Money   

Money may be sent to inmates in the form of U.S. Postal Money Orders and Western Union Quick Collect transfers ONLY. 

No cash or personal checks are allowed. 

Inmates may receive a total of 5 money transactions per month not to exceed a total of $200.00 for any one deposit except from immediate family members.

U.S. Postal Money Orders should be mailed in a separate envelope addressed directly to Inmate Accounts with the inmate’s name and institutional number on the envelope.  No other items or correspondence may be included in the envelope containing the money order or it will be returned to the sender.

Instructions for using Western Union Quick Collect are as follows:

At the agent location, fill in the blue Quick Collect Payment Form completely, including the following information:

PAY TO: Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women



ACCOUNT NUMBER:  Inmate First Name, Last Name and Inmate ID Number

For Western Union Customer Service call 1-800-238-572.

For Western Union Agent locations call 1-800-325-6000



Option 1:  Western Union Quick Collect online – must use U.S. Credit Card

Option 2:  Western Union Quick Collect by phone – must use U.S. Credit Card

More information about these services can be found at the following Web site:

Option 3:  Western Union Agent Location subscribing to the Quick Pay service

Find Western Union Agent locations that offer the Quick Pay service and information regarding this service at the following Web site: or call (775) 332-7900 for callers outside the U.S.



If it is necessary to phone the institution in an emergency, the telephone number is (502) 241-8454. Either the Chaplain or the Captain on duty should be notified of emergencies. The only way an inmate may speak with you over the phone is when he/she 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.