Kentucky has only one type of federal correctional facility, which is federal prisons. There are five federal prisons in Kentucky. Each has a different level of custody, amenities for inmates, and serves a different demographic. Each of them is detailed below.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons is the government agency in charge of federal prison facilities and all Kentucky federal prison inmate records. They have a helpful website with an inmate locator on it so the general public can perform a Kentucky federal inmate search online and find someone they are looking for.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons claims they are “An Agency Like No Other.” Their mission statement reads; “We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and provide reentry programming to ensure their successful return to the community.” They serve roughly 177,080 inmates with a recidivism rate of only 34% using a staff of 35,916 employees.
Kentucky has five federal prisons, and each one is detailed below as to custody level, number of inmates, and demographics.