Little Sandy 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 LSCC

Image of LSCCLittle Sandy Correctional Complex is a medium security institution located in Elliott County. It is the state's newest and most technologically advanced institution. Construction began in December 2001 with the ground breaking ceremony. The institution began receiving its first female inmates in May 2005. Male inmates began arriving on July 15, 2005 and by September 2005 all female inmates were transferred.

A total of 1010 inmates are currently housed in two living units at Little Sandy Correctional Complex. Our housing also includes a 100 bed minimum security unit and a 90 bed special management unit. There are numerous support buildings including academic and vocational schools, a medical unit, inmate canteen, correctional industries, a gym, dinning facility and maintenance area.

Little Sandy Correctional Complex received its initial accreditation on August 13, 2007 by the American Correctional Association (ACA) with 100% compliance. The institution was reaccredited on July 13 2013, and was once again awarded with 100% compliance.

Institutional Information

Security Status Medium/Maximum
Date Opened 2005
Population 976
Total Acreage 100
Total Staff 230
Black Inmates 34%
White Inmates 65%
Other 1%
Annual Cost Per Inmate $19,071.26
Daily Cost Per Inmate $52.25
Annual Operating Budget $15.1 million

Accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA).

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