Female Prisoners Move to New Facility

Fredonia, KY – Officials say the transitioning of the first female prisoners to a state prison in western Kentucky has gone smoothly. The Western Kentucky Correctional Complex took in 50 inmates from the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women near Louisville on April 5.

Deputy Warden Steve Woodward says 65 prisoners from the Otter Creek Correctional Center came the next day and about 100 more medium- and minimum-security female inmates also arrived last week.

Woodward says one female inmate arrived in a wheelchair, but she had to be sent back because the complex is not yet handicap-accessible. The prison in Fredonia has housed men for 32 years.