Western KY 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.

 Inmate Programs 

Substance Abuse Program

WKCC’s Therapeutic Community is a six to nine month program. New clients start programming in the Orientation Phase. Orientation familiarizes the client with the program rules, expectations, and basic alcohol and drug education. There are four phases in the community. Phase One focuses on criminal thinking and thinking errors. Phase Two focuses on the twelve steps of recovery. Phase Three focuses on an in depth exploration of spirituality. Members in this phase will begin to understand the connection between values, ethics, and morals. 

Farm Program

The farm at WKCC has approximately 2300 acres and the farm operation includes approximately 17 registered bulls, 630 head of commercial cattle, 780 acres of row crops, 20 acres of garden crops, an apple orchard, and a composting operation, which composts approximately 13,000 gallons of garbage per month. The remaining acreage is used for hay and pasture.

Profits from the farming operations for 2009 were about $290,486.67 which was submitted to the General Fund.

Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) Program

The Positive Mental Attitude Program. The program as derived from Napoleon Hill's book "Keys to Success", demonstrates the 17 principles of personal achievement. Through this program, the inmates learn such things as developing definiteness of purpose, creating a positive attitude, building self-discipline, organizing your time and energy, cultivating creative vision, budgeting your money, perfecting your personality, and making good health a habit.

Other programs include:

    • Alcohol Anonymous
    • Narcotics Anonymous
    • Alcohol and other Drug Additions (AODA)
    • Pre-Release
    • Prison to the Streets
    • Cage Your Rage
    • Thinking for a Change
    • Rubies for Life (Parenting)
    • New Directions
    • Living in Balance
    • In 2 Work