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Eastern KY Correctional Complex


To operate an adult male medium security institution and a separate minimum security unit by providing care, custody, and control in a safe and secure environment. This institution operates within a framework of the Justice Cabinet, Department of Corrections, to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

About EKCC

Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex is a medium security institution located in the Appalachian Region of Morgan County in Eastern Kentucky. Construction began in January 1986 with the ground breaking ceremony presided over by Governor Martha Layne Collins. In order to meet the growing need for inmate housing, the institution was designed to be completed in two phases. The first phase was completed and began receiving inmates in February 1990. Phase II was completed in December 1991. The cost of both phases was $72,979,200. A 50 bed minimum security unit exists outside the fence. The institution sits on 157 acres of land. The design received the 1990 Kentucky Society of Architects of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Hone Award of Design Excellence.

200 Road to Justice
West Liberty, KY 41472
(Morgan County)
Warden: James David Green
Secretary: Melissa Howard
Phone: (606) 743-2800
Fax: (606) 743-2811

Institutional Information

​Security Status​Medium/Minimum
​Date Opened​1990
​Total Acreage​157
​Total Staff​377
​Black Inmates​34%
​White Inmates​66%
​Annual Cost Per Inmate​$17,010.89
​Daily Cost Per Inmate​$46.61
​Annual Operating Budget​$23 Million

Accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA).