The Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) in consultation with the Department for Public Health, have taken proactive measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. DOC is prepared to handle potential cases of COVID-19 within state-operated correctional institutions in Kentucky.
DOC is working diligently daily to minimize health risks and is committed to following the proposed guidance from the
CDC for Correctional and Detention Facilities.
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Institution as of 10-22-20
* An individual from the Kentucky State Reformatory passed away at the hospital on 8-15-20. The exact cause of death is under review.
* An individual passed away on 7-12-20 at the Kentucky State Reformatory. He had tested positive for COVID-19 the previous day. An exact cause of death is pending an autopsy.
* An individual passed away on 7-31-20 at the Kentucky State Reformatory. He had tested positive for COVID-19. An exact cause of death is pending an autopsy.
*** 24 of RCC's 25 positive cases are positive inmates transferred from county jails.
*** 2 of KCIW's positive cases are inmates transferred from county jails.
*** 5 of KSR's positive cases are inmates transferred from county jails.
For general information regarding DOC's COVID-19 preparedness, please call 502-782-2285.
Western Region: 502-930-6951
Kentucky State Penitentiary, Western Kentucky Correctional Complex, Green River Correctional Complex,
and Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women
Central Region: 502-718-6743
Roederer Correctional Complex, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, Kentucky State Reformatory,
and Blackburn Correctional Complex
Eastern Region: 502-510-2090
Bell County Forestry Camp, Northpoint Training Center, Lee Adjustment Center, Little Sandy Correctional Complex,
and Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex