Department of Corrections
Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women Receives Perfect Audit Score

Press Release Date:  Thursday, July 02, 2015  
Contact Information:  Mike Caudill
502-782-2345 (office)
502-229-5638 (cell)

Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women (KCIW) received a perfect score during its re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA). This is KCIW’s 12th accreditation audit.

“This was an excellent facility with a very calm atmosphere,” said ACA Chairperson Cheryl Turner. “Inmates were not afraid to talk to staff and the auditors which is a good indicator that the institution is running smoothly.”

Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson also congratulated the KCIW employees on the 100 percent score.

“I am very pleased to see the continued excellence demonstrated by the staff of the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women,” said Thompson. “This score is indicative of the commitment they exhibit day in and day out to get the job done and we are very proud of this recognition from an objective national auditing team.”

KCIW Warden Janet Conover said the perfect score was due to the prison’s excellent staff.

“This audit could not have been successful without the efforts of staff and inmates,” said Conover. “The score reflects the outstanding effort they put forth to prepare for this audit.”

Auditor Kaye Harris was complimentary of the medical department and the level of care at the facility. Auditor Danny Hartline was very impressed with the cleanliness of the facility.

ACA audits consist of approximately 530 national standards that cover security, operational and programming aspects of a prison, and require constant monitoring and quality control checks. Each prison is audited by the ACA every three years and has an interdepartmental audit (Program Security Review) every year. Kentucky has been a member of ACA since the early 1980s.