Kentucky State Penitentiary View

The Kentucky State Penitentiary (KSP), also known as the "castle on the Cumberland," is a maximum security and supermax prison with capacity for 856 prisoners located in Eddyville, Kentucky on Lake Barkley on the Cumberland River, about 4.8 kilometres (3 mi) from downtown Eddyville.[1] It is managed by the Kentucky Department of Corrections. Completed in 1886, it is Kentucky's oldest prison facility and the only commonwealth-owned facility with supermax units. The penitentiary houses Kentucky's male death row inmates and the commonwealth's execution facility. As of 2015 it had approximately 350 staff members and an annual operating budget of 20 million dollars.[2] In most cases, inmates are not sent directly to the penitentiary after sentencing, but are sent there because of violent or disruptive behavior committed in other less secure correctional facilities in the commonwealth..

Kentucky State Penitentiary Contact Details

Address: 266 Water Street, Lyon, KY
City: Eddyville
Zip: 42038
Phone 1: 270-388-2211
Type: State Prison

Mailing to Kentucky State Penitentiary Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Thursday Special Security Unit (Death Row): 7:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Friday Protective Custody: 7:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Saturday General Population and Outside Detail: 7:30 AM - 1:45 PM
(except 1st and 3rd Saturdays) Protective Custody: 7:30 AM - 1:45 PM
(1st Saturday of each month) Special Security Unit (Death Row): 7:30 AM - 1:45 PM
(3rd Saturday of each month)
Sunday General Population and Outside Detail: 7:30 AM - 1:45 PM