About Us


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.

 Research and Statistics

Daily Count Sheet

August 20, 2018​

Previous Daily Count Sheets

Daily Releases

August 17, 2018​​​

Previous Daily Releases

P&P Population Report

August 20, 2018

Previous P&P Population Reporst

Population Assessment Snapshot

August 17, 2018

Previous Population Assessment Snapshots

Weekly Jail Population Reports

August 16, 2018

Previous Weekly Jail Population Reports

Monthly Reports

Inmate Profile August 2018

Previous Monthly Reports

Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report

Cost to Incarcerate 2018

Cost to Incarcerate 2017

Cost to Incarcerate 2016

Cost to Incarcerate 2015

Cost to Incarcerate 2014

Cost to Incarcerate 2013

Cost to Incarcerate 2012

Cost to Incarcerate 2011

HB 463 Report on Evidence-Based Practices and Programs - FY2016

HB 463 Report on Evidence-Based Practices and Programs - FY2015

HB 463 Report on Evidence-Based Practices and Programs - FY2014

HB 463 Report on Evidence-Based Practices and Programs - FY2013

HB 463 Report on Evidence-Based Practices and Programs - FY2012

Kentucky Criminal Justice Council 2016

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics in the Commonwealth 2012


Cooperative Research

Interested in conducting a research project in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Corrections? Corrections Policy & Procedure 5.1 outlines the process. Send your proposal and abstract to:

Kentucky Department of Corrections
Research Office
PO Box 2400
Frankfort, KY 40602-2400


Kentucky Statistical Analysis Center

The State Statistical Analysis Center is supported in part by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics to enhance the capabilities of the states to collect, analyze, and interpret data on relevant issues and provide a mechanism for sharing data among states and the federal government. There are SACs in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The Kentucky Statistical Analysis Center is authorized by KRS 15.280 and located in the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

Report of the 2011 Task Force on the Penal Code and Controlled Substances Act (2011 House Bill 463)

Report of the Subcommittee on the Penal Code and Controlled Substances Act, 2009

Re-entry Programs for Felons Should Be Improved and Outcome Measures Should Be Developed, 2008

State Inmate Houses in County Jails in Kentucky

Medical Care for Kentucky Inmates in Community Medical Facilities: Feasibility and Savings are Uncertain


University of Kentucky Center on Drug & Alcohol Research

Criminal Justice Kentucky Treatment Outcome Study (CJKTOS) FY 2016

Bureau of Justice Statistics

State & Federal Prisoners and Prison Facilities

Community Corrections – Probation & Parole

Probation & Parole in the United States 2015

U.S. Census Bureau

Kentucky Quick Facts

The PEW Center on the States

Public Safety Performance Project

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