Kentucky State Penitentiary


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.



Kentucky State Penitentiary


Image of KSP Entrance around 1900


Image of KSP  Befor Lake Barkley

Image of KSP Front View 1920

Image of Original construction of KSP 1884