December 4, 2012

Justice Cunningham visits Eastern  

  Kentucky Correctional Complex


Kentucky Supreme Court Justices Bill Cunningham and Will T. Scott toured the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in West Liberty, Kentucky on Tuesday November 27th.  Secretary of Justice Michael Brown and Commissioner of Corrections LaDonna Thompson accompanied them.

Justice Cunningham stated: “We almost daily affirm sentences which sentence our fellow citizens to prisons in Kentucky.  Justice Scott and I feel that we should periodically tour and learn about these places where they are imprisoned.  As always, when we visit prisons in Kentucky, we were impressed with the warden and his staff and the professional manner in which they do their jobs.”

The Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex was opened in 1990 and currently has a population of 1,689 inmates.  EKCC’s mission is to operate by  “providing care, custody and control in a safe and secure environment.”

Justice Cunningham was elected to the Kentucky Supreme Court in November of 2006.  His first district consists of twenty-four counties in western Kentucky.  Justice Scott was recently re-elected to represent the eastern seventh Supreme Court district of the state.