Western KY Correctional Complex – Kentucky

Are you looking for someone at Western KY Correctional Complex?  Western KY Correctional Complex is a correctional facility in the Kentucky Department of Corrections.  This guide will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Western KY Correctional Complex,like the following:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  Visitation policies and procedures.  The address and phone number.  Sending money and mail.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Western KY Correctional Complex
State: Kentucky
County: Caldwell County,
DOC: Kentucky Department of Corrections
Warden Name: Bryan K. Henson

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Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Western KY Correctional Complex. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to someone there, and be sure to use the street address if you want to know the physical location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page before you send a package or letter to a prisoner so that you properly address it, and do the appropriate steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not follow the correct steps, it might not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Western KY Correctional Complex
374 New Bethel Church Road 
Fredonia KY, 42411

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Western KY Correctional Complex
374 New Bethel Church Road 
Fredonia KY, 42411

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (270)388-9781
Fax Number: (270)388-0031

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Use this address if you plan to visit an inmate. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to try to visit someone in prison.

Western KY Correctional Complex
374 New Bethel Church Road 
Fredonia KY, 42411

Directions

Directions to Western KY Correctional Complex

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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, but, there are times when it is necessary to know the phone number to the prison.
(270)388-9781

State prison inmates can sometimes make phone calls using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to the inmate, but there are cases when it may be helpful to have the fax machine number to Western KY Correctional Complex.

(270)388-0031

Email Address

This email address is the primary email address for the prison. You won’t be able to reach prisoners at this email. If you are going to send an email to an inmate, read the Inmate Email heading below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate you must follow an specific procedure to make sure that the email gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that are necessary to follow when sending mail to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might not be received.

Before you send a package or letter, read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Western KY Correctional Complex guards will open and inspect and read all received general mail and packages. Received general mail can be read as frequently as necessary to maintain security and safety or monitor a problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the proper format for how you should address a package or letter to a state prisoner at Western KY Correctional Complex:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Western KY Correctional Complex
374 New Bethel Church Road 
Fredonia KY, 42411

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary which was started to provide a bank account for prisoner money and for buying things not issued by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may send funds to inmate’s accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners funds through postal mail and must send it to the following address and follow the policies listed below:

The money have to be a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold, during which the inmate will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return money orders that don’t have appropriate inmate information but only if the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks cannot be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are from time to time changed to different prison facilities in the state, so you may have to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click the link below to look up an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Kentucky state prisons: Kentucky State Prisons

Kentucky Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Western KY Correctional Complex, be sure that you know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Prison Visitation Procedures

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has its own policies for prison visitation and they are changed regularly. The policies discussed here may be out of date now, so be sure to also check Western KY Correctional Complex’s official website to get the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will make sure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they can enter the visitation area and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo id is acceptable.

For all of the points listed below, check out the main prison facility site because this information changes often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Info about Western KY Correctional Complex prison records coming.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

More information about Western KY Correctional Complex death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Information about Kentucky parole procedures to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Section about release procedures for Western KY Correctional Complex coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Section about what life is like at Western KY Correctional Complex to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A Western KY Correctional Complex news section to be added later.

Photos

Western KY Correctional Complex photos coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Western KY Correctional Complex
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Western KY Correctional Complex.

If you have any photos of Western KY Correctional Complex that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a job at a correctional facility? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility before?

If so, go to: Western KY Correctional Complex Jobs

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Website

The official website: Western KY Correctional Complex Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Details about family resources available at Western KY Correctional Complex to be added later.

History

Western KY Correctional Complex history coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Western KY Correctional Complex inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Kentucky State Prisons: Kentucky State Prisons

Western KY Correctional Complex Links

The official website: Western KY Correctional Complex Website
Western KY Correctional Complex Jobs
Directions to Western KY Correctional Complex

Prison Visitation Policy

Kentucky Department of Corrections Links

Kentucky Department of Corrections Main Website
Kentucky Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Kentucky Department of Corrections Prison Map
Kentucky Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Kentucky Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Kentucky Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Kentucky Department of Corrections Victim Services
Kentucky Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Kentucky State Prison Inmate

Sending Mail to Kentucky State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Kentucky State Prison Inmates
Kentucky State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Western KY Correctional Complex

Have you ever been an inmate in Western KY Correctional Complex? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Western KY Correctional Complex?

If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

Things you could put in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are currently incarcerated at this facility, post your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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