The Luther Luckett Correctional Complex was the first security institution to be built in Kentucky since the Kentucky State Reformatory in 1937. This complex was built in direct response to the Federal Consent Decree involving the Kentucky Department of Corrections. The complex was named in honor of Mr. Luther Luckett, an employee of the Department of Corrections for some 22 years. It stands as a tribute to him and exemplifies his dedication and commitment to duty and excellence in correctional management.
The facility is unique in that it actually houses two separate institutions. The Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center operated by the Health and Family Services Cabinet. The two facilities share a number of resources and operate under a written shared services agreement.
The first inmates were received at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in March 1981. Although the institution was designed to house 486, with double bunking in 1990, the operational capacity was raised to 995. Day beds have been added to the general population unit wings )7A, 7B, & 7C) LLCC's current institutional capacity is 1097.
The physical plant consists of five living units, a 44-bed special management unit, a 16-bed minimum-security unit, numerous support buildings including academic and vocational schools and indoor recreation areas. The living units are broken down into three different categories: general population, meritorious housing and one dormitory being utilized as a therapeutic community type setting for inmates enrolled in the Substance Abuse Program. Perimeter security consists of 14-foot high fencing with electronic sensors topped by razor wire, monitored by four fixed security tower positions supplemented by a mobile perimeter patrol.
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Accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA).