Local Facilities


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.

 Local Facilities 

The Division of Local Facilities is charged with overseeing community-based residential programs for inmates and enforcement of minimum jail standards.

Jail Services Branch

The Jail Services Branch is responsible for county jail inspections, inspecting jails biannually to assure compliance with the Kentucky Jail Standards Chapter 3 Jail Standards for Full-service Facilities.

The Branch also provides technical assistance in jail operations, policy and procedures, and staff training. In addition, the Branch approves all architectural drawings for jail renovation and new construction projects and monitors the construction process.

The Class D Felon Program which began in 1992, allows Class D felons to be housed in county jails.

Community Corrections Commission

Community Corrections Commission Guidelines