Kentucky

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.

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State DOC Data GradeView scorecard
Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative DeathsTests
Incarcerated PeopleCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons8,2986,807----4839----
Federal Prisons2,2163,406121828----
ICE Detention Centers41--12--0------
State and Local Youth Facilities----------------
StaffCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons1,4285,377----830----
Federal Prisons----12--0------
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Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

ICE Boone County Jail

ICE Detention Centers

12--

Ashland Federal Correctional Institution

Federal Prisons

12

Mccreary United States Penitentiary

Federal Prisons

00

Manchester Federal Correctional Institution

Federal Prisons

07

Lexington Federal Medical Center

Federal Prisons

01
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Map of Kentucky with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

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6

12

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 June 28, 2022.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
  • Cumulative Cases

    None

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    None

  • Boosters

    None

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    None

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    None

  • Boosters

    None

Data quality
  • Machine Readable

    No

  • Regularly Updated

    Yes

  • Clearly Defined

    No

  • Contextualized Historically

    No

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.

FacilityPeople releasedRelease details

State-wide

All

352Vulnerable populations, Other

Multiple facilities

Fayette

48Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence, Vulnerable populations

Jackson County Detention Center

Jackson

80Other

Louiseville Metro Department of Corrections

Jefferson

--

Statewide prisons

Kentucky

1,000Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence, Vulnerable populations
Map of Kentucky with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.
County with a release

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.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal/ 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, Sanitation improvements