Luther Luckett 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.

 About LLCC

Image of LLCCThe Luther Luckett Correctional Complex was the first security institution to be built in Kentucky since the Kentucky State Reformatory in 1937. This complex was built in direct response to the Federal Consent Decree involving the Kentucky Department of Corrections. The complex was named in honor of Mr. Luther Luckett, an employee of the Department of Corrections for some 22 years. It stands as a tribute to him and exemplifies his dedication and commitment to duty and excellence in correctional management.

The facility is unique in that it actually houses two separate institutions. The Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center operated by the Health and Family Services Cabinet. The two facilities share a number of resources and operate under a written shared services agreement.

The first inmates were received at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in March 1981. Although the institution was designed to house 486, with double bunking in 1990, the operational capacity was raised to 995. Day beds have been added to the general population unit wings )7A, 7B, & 7C) LLCC's current institutional capacity is 1097.

Physical Plant

The physical plant consists of five living units, a 44-bed special management unit, a 16-bed minimum-security unit, numerous support buildings including academic and vocational schools and indoor recreation areas. The living units are broken down into three different categories: general population, meritorious housing and one dormitory being utilized as a therapeutic community type setting for inmates enrolled in the Substance Abuse Program. Perimeter security consists of 14-foot high fencing with electronic sensors topped by razor wire, monitored by four fixed security tower positions supplemented by a mobile perimeter patrol.

Institutional Information

Security Status Medium/Minimum
Date Opened 1981
Population 1,073
Total Acreage 2,450
Total Staff 256
Black Inmates 32%
White Inmates 67%
Annual Cost Per Inmate $18,993.87
Daily Cost Per Inmate $52.04
Annual Operating Budget $13.6 million

Accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA).

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