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Don Werner Promoted to Parole Interstate Compact Program Administrator in Division of Probation & Parole
Monday, January 25, 2016
Division of Probation and Parole Director Roberto Rodriquez today announced the promotion of Don Werner to parole inter-state compact program administrator.
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Charles Hines Named Branch Manager of Internal Affairs for Department of Corrections
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson today announced that Charles Hines has been appointed to branch manager of the agency’s Internal Affairs.
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Threat of Severe Weather Leads To Cancellation For Inmate Visiting At Some DOC Prisons
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Due to the threat of severe winter weather, weekend visitation has been canceled at some state prisons. Prison officials will evaluate the weather on a daily basis and will return to the regular operating schedule as soon as weather permits.
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Robert Belen Promoted to Branch Manager in DOC’s Offender Information Services Branch
Tuesday, January 06, 2016
Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Kimberly Potter-Blair today announced the promotion of Robert Belen to branch manager of Offender Information Services (OIS) with the department.
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GRCC Receives Perfect PREA Audit Score
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Green River Correctional Complex (GRCC) received a perfect score during its Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) audit.
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Coleman Morrell Promoted to Assistant Director of KCI
Friday, December 18, 2015
Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner James Erwin today announced that Coleman Morrell has been promoted to assistant director of Kentucky Correctional Industries (KCI).
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GOVERNOR BEVIN APPOINTS JOHN TILLEY JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY CABINET SECRETARY
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Today, Governor Matt Bevin announced that State Representative John Tilley of Hopkinsville will serve as Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. Tilley is a former prosecutor who is nationally recognized for his work on criminal justice reform and drug policy.
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Hannah Gibson Promoted to Program Administrator in Re-entry Branch
Monday, November 23, 2015
Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Kim Potter-Blair today announced the promotion of Hannah Gibson to program administrator in the Re-entry Branch.
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Tammy Lou Wright Promoted to Victim Services Branch Manager
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Kentucky Department of Corrections Communications Director Lisa Lamb today announced that Tammy Lou Wright has been promoted to branch manager of the department’s Victim Services Branch.
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Griffin Brown Promoted to Assistant Supervisor in Probation and Parole District 17
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Division of Probation and Parole Director Roberto Rodriquez today announced the promotion of Griffin Brown to assistant supervisor of District 17 in Louisville.
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