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Population Management/Classification

The Population Management Division/Classification Branch is responsible for overseeing classification actions in all state institutions, contract facilities, and full-service county jails and for monitoring the Assessment/Classification Centers at Roederer Correctional Complex, Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women and Ross-Cash Center. This Division is also responsible for monitoring the population of these facilities for appropriate use of bed space.

Inmate custody levels are determined through an objective based risk
​instru​ment that was developed with the assistance of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). The classification manual is reviewed and updated in accordance with recommendations from validity and reliability studies.​