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Covid-19 Response


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 5-25-20

Updated daily at approximately 6 p.m.

 *An individual passed away at Green River Correctional Complex on Sunday, May 3. He tested positive for COVID-19 on April 28, but an autopsy has been performed and the exact cause of death is pending.

**Forty-one inmates have recovered and 39 staff have recovered.


Key Initiatives the Kentucky DOC is taking to help fight COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 and Kentucky DOC
Steps Taken at Green River Correctional Complex (GRCC)
​A Letter to DOC Staff from Justice Secretary Noble


For general information regarding DOC's COVID-19 preparedness, please call 502-782-2285.
For COVID-19 questions regarding an inmate in a county jail, please call the jail directly. Jail information can be found here: KY Jailers

For COVID-19 medical-related questions regarding a specific inmate, please call:
​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​