The transitioning of the first female
prisoners to a state prison in western Kentucky has gone smoothly,
a deputy warden said.
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 said 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 said one female inmate arrived in a wheelchair, but she
had to be sent back because the complex is not yet
The prison in Fredonia has housed men for 32 years.
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