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Sarah “Jessie” Ferguson Promoted to Program Administrator
Friday, September 23, 2016
Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Jim Erwin today announced that Jessie Ferguson has been promoted to program administrator for Adult Institutions.
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Sabrina Farris Promoted to District 18 Supervisor in Division of Probation & Parole
Friday, September 23, 2016
Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Kim Potter-Blair today announced the promotion of Sabrina Farris to district supervisor of District 18 in Louisville.
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Department of Corrections Presents Annual Awards
Janet Conover named Warden of the Year; Chris Copenhaver takes P&P Supervisor of the Year honor
Friday, September 16, 2016
The Kentucky Department of Corrections honored employees across the state recently at its annual Corrections Awards Luncheon in Lexington.
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Mandy Durrett Named Branch Manager of Food Services for Adult Institutions
Friday, September 02, 2016
Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner James Erwin today announced that Mandy Durrett has been appointed as the branch manager of Food Services for Adult Institutions.
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Shea Carlson Promoted to Program Administrator in Classification Branch
Friday, September 02, 2016
Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Population Management James Sweatt today announced that Shea Holliman Carlson has been promoted to program administrator for the Classification Branch.
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Joseph Woods Promoted to Administrative Branch Manager at KCI
Friday, September 02, 2016
Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner James Erwin today announced the promotion of Joseph Woods to administrative branch manager of Kentucky Correctional Industries (KCI).
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Tracy Goins Promoted to Assistant Supervisor in Probation and Parole District 19
Thursday, July 29, 2016
Division of Probation and Parole Director Cortney Shewmaker today announced the promotion of Tracy Goins to Assistant District Supervisor of District 19.
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Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex Receives Near-Perfect Audit Score
Friday, July 29, 2016
Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex (EKCC) in West Liberty received a near-perfect audit score on its recent re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA).
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Shawn Adkins Promoted to Deputy Warden at Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner Rodney Ballard today announced the promotion of Shawn Adkins to Deputy Warden at Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women (KCIW) in Pewee Valley.
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Kentucky State Reformatory Receives Perfect PREA Audit Score
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Kentucky State Reformatory (KSR) received a perfect score during its Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) audit. Signed into law Sept. 4, 2003, PREA is intended to address the detection, prevention, reduction and prosecution of sexual harassment and abuse in correctional facilities throughout the country.
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