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KY State Penitiary

  The Kentucky State Penitentiary also known as "The Castle on the Cumberland" is a penitentiary located on Lake Barkley on the Cumberland River, approximately five kilometers south from Eddyville, KY. It was completed in 1886. It is Kentucky's oldest prison facility and its only state run maximum security prison.
The prison houses Kentucky's male death row inmates as well as the state's execution facility.  

Since 1911, 164 males, ranging in age from 16 to 71 years old have been executed at KSP.
The last execution (as of 2016) was of Eddie Harper on May 26, 1999. Harper was the first person in the state executed by lethal injection.


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KY State Penitentiary

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[The data below is from an Unknown original source, which appears to have been written from around 1963 and was submitted by JoAnn Scott]

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