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Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex has produced several scandals in recent years

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex, a large state prison 88 miles east of Lexington, has been a recurring source of scandal in recent years. Here are some details: ▪ It was built on 157 acres of land in Morgan County for $72.9 million. The two phases of construction, including nine buildings, were finished in 1986 and 1991. ▪ It’s a medium-security prison, but a 90-bed minimum security unit sits outside the fence. ▪ The inmate population this week is 1,815, with 1,914 beds available. ▪ Inmates range in age from 20...

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