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Kentucky

Map of Kentucky with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

1

580

1.2k

Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Statewide among incarcerated people

Cases

Cumulative Case Rate

Data Grade

State Facilities

7,904

62%

Federal Facilities

1,939

30%

ICE Detention Centers

3

Unavailable

Statewide among staff

Cases

Data Grade

State Facilities

1,103

Federal Facilities

Unavailable

ICE Detention Centers

Unavailable

Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex

State Facilities

1,162187

Luther Luckett Correctional Complex

State Facilities

987104

Northpoint Training Center

State Facilities

936104

Lexington Federal Medical Center

Federal Facilities

727N/A

Roederer Correctional Complex

State Facilities

71377

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting
& Quality Grade
F

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the state department of corrections in Kentucky. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of May 10, 2021. Scores will be reevaluated on a monthly basis.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
Cumulative Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Cumulative Deathsreported at the facility level

By facility

Active Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Tests Administerednot reported

None

Populationnot reported

None

Vaccinationsnot reported

None

Data reporting for staff
Cumulative Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Cumulative Deathsreported at the facility level

By facility

Active Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Tests Administerednot reported

None

Populationnot reported

None

Vaccinationsnot reported

None

Data quality
Machine ReadableNo

No

Regularly UpdatedYes

Yes

Clearly DefinedNo

No

Contextualized HistoricallyNo

No

Legal Filings and Court Orders Related to COVID-19

2

number of courts

6

number of facilities

2

compassionate releases granted

6

filings coded by our team

Our project collaborates with Bronx Defenders, Columbia Law School’s Center for Institutional and Social Change, and Zealous to collect legal documents from around the country related to COVID-19 and incarceration. Together, we then organize and code them into the jointly managed Health is Justice litigation hub for public defenders, litigators, and other advocates. The majority of the legal documents in the Health is Justice litigation hub are federal court opinions, but we are expanding to state legal filings, declarations, and exhibits.

In addition to the Health is Justice litigation hub, our project also manages additional data self-reported by advocates regarding COVID-19-related legal filings involving incarcerated youth and individuals in immigration detention.

For more COVID-19-related legal filings, please visit the University of Michigan Law School’s Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, COVID-19 Special Collection.

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID-19

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JurisdictionFacility/facilitiesAuthorizing agent(s)Date*Overall population reduction/total number of releases**Population prior to releases***Known facility capacity****Release detailsSource
AllState-wide4/23/202051842407121303Parole/probation violation, Minor offenses, Vulnerable populations
AllState-wideGovernor4/25/2020352Vulnerable populations, Other
CampbellCampbell County Detention Center3/24/202050590689
Fayette3/26/202048Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence, Vulnerable populations
JacksonJackson County Detention Center3/27/202080248Other
  1. For the most part, we only include release efforts where the data source includes some sort of programmatic description of who is being released (e.g., people with technical violations of parole, people charged with non-violent crimes, etc.). You can find our full prison releases dataset here and jail releases dataset here.

  2. *date of releases, if available. Otherwise, date on which releases first were reported.

  3. **total number of releases reported when available. Otherwise, the change in population to which the releases contributed is reported.

  4. ***last reported inmate population before releases were realized

  5. ****capacity is often determined differently across jurisdictions and some facilities often report more than one capacity number. In these cases, we report the higher of the figures available.

Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID-19

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal or externalEffort concernsSource
StatewideFrankfort5/23/2020Prison Wives of Green River Correctional Complex; Black Lives Matter Louisville; Justice Before Peace; Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons; Lexington Anti-Racist Action; March 4th Alliance; Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition; Louisville Showing Up for Racial JusticeMarch/Protest–External, Letter/PetitionInternalAccelerated releases
  1. You can find our full dataset here.