This website provides information about the proposal by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) for a United States Penitentiary (USP) and Federal Prison Camp (FPC) in Letcher County, Kentucky, along with public involvement during the Supplemental EIS process.

What's New?

The Bureau released the 2017 Final Supplemental Revised Final Environmental Impact Statement (RFEIS) for the Proposed USP and FPC in Letcher County, Kentucky on September 29, 2017. On March 30, 2018, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Mark S. Inch signed the Record of Decision to select Modified Alternative 2 – Roxana, as described in detail within the 2017 Final Supplemental RFEIS, for the proposed land acquisition and development of a USP and FPC in Letcher County. Development of the proposed project under Modified Alternative 2 – Roxana is contingent on the availability of funding sufficient to proceed.

The September 2017 Final Supplemental RFEIS evaluated the potential environmental impacts associated with the revised design of Modified Alternative 2 – Roxana adopted by the Bureau after publication of the 2016 RFEIS. Review the About webpage for additional details on the 2017 Final Supplemental RFEIS.

The Bureau published the Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision in the Federal Register on April 12, 2018. Various federal, state, and local agencies and officials, and other interested parties were notified of the availability of the Record of Decision.

    Read or download the RECORD OF DECISION

Electronic copies of the Record of Decision may be downloaded from this website by selecting the “Record of Decision” link above. Printed copies of the Record of Decision are available for public review at the following local libraries:

  • Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library, 220 Main Street, Whitesburg, KY 41858
  • Blackey Public Library, 295 Main Street Loop, Blackey, KY 41804
  • Jenkins Public Library, 9543 Highway 805, Jenkins, KY 41537
  • Lillian Webb Memorial Library, 1049 Highway 317, Neon, KY 41840

For additional information about the Record of Decision, contact Mr. Issac Gaston, Site Selection Specialist, 320 First Street NW, Washington, DC 20534; or e-mail igaston@bop.gov.

Public Involvement

The Bureau would like to thank everyone who attended the public meetings and submitted comments during the EIS process!


Website updated on April 13, 2018

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