The table below displays aggregate COVID-19 data for incarcerated people and staff in carceral facilities located in Kentucky. The State DOC Data Grade represents our assessment of the transparency and quality of those data reported by Kentucky's state department of corrections.
|Cumulative Cases||Active Cases||Cumulative Deaths||Tests|
|Incarcerated People||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k|
|State Adult Prisons||8,298||6,807||45||37||48||39||--||--|
|ICE Detention Centers||25||--||0||--||0||--||--||--|
|State and Local Youth Facilities||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Staff||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k|
|State Adult Prisons||1,428||5,377||29||109||8||30||--||--|
Western Kentucky Correctional Complex
State Adult Prisons
Kentucky State Reformatory
State Adult Prisons
Ashland Federal Correctional Institution
Lexington Federal Medical Center
Big Sandy United States Penitentiary
Spikes represent the active cases in a facility for incarcerated people
Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard
Data Reporting & Quality GradeF
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 March 4, 2022.
Data reporting for incarcerated people
Data reporting for staff
Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID
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. Click a row to view full details.
|Facility||People released||Release details|
|352||Vulnerable populations, Other|
|48||Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence, Vulnerable populations|
Jackson County Detention Center
Louiseville Metro Department of Corrections
|1,000||Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence, Vulnerable populations|
Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID
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. Click a row to view full details.