Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex


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.

 Warden Kathy Litteral

Warden LitteralKathy Litteral began her correctional career as a classification and treatment officer at EKCC in March of 1991. In 1993 she was promoted to unit administrator I and in 1996 was promoted to classification and treatment supervisor. In 2007, she was promoted to deputy warden and assigned programs, including unit management, chapel, library and education and in 2010, she was assigned security overseeing 250 security staff. She was named warden of the Bell County Forestry Camp in 2012 being the seventh warden and first female warden in the camps 50 year history.

She has experience as a trained hostage negotiator, public information officer, grievance coordinator, disciplinary report reviews and Kentucky state charitable campaign representative.

Litteral was an active member of the Cave Run Chapter of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency for 20 years, serving as president in 1994. In 2011 she was awarded the KCCD Adult Corrections Award for outstanding service and commitment to the Kentucky Criminal Justice System. She is currently a member of the American Correctional Association, Southern States Correctional Association and a supporting member of the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation. She is a 1980 graduate of the University Kentucky where she earned a bachelors degree in psychology.

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