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Hilarye Dailer Named Director of Administrative Services for DOC
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Kim Potter-Blair today announced Hilarye Dailey has been promoted to the position of director of administrative services.
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Scott George Promoted to P&P Distict 4 Assistant Supervisor
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Kim Potter-Blair today announced the promotion of Scott George to assistant supervisor of District 4 located in Louisville.
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Alan Brown to Retire as Warden of GRCC; DeEdra Hart Promoted to Fill the Post
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Alan Brown, a 27-year veteran of the Department of Corrections, will retire as warden at Green River Correctional Complex (GRCC) on Aug. 1. DeEdra Hart, deputy warden at Western Kentukcy Correctional Complex (WKCC), has been promoted to fill the post.
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WKCC Receives Perfect Audit Score
Thursday, July 06, 2015
Western Kentucky Correctional Complex (WKCC) in Fredonia received a perfect score on its re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA). This is WKCC's 10 accreditation audit and most notably the fourth consecutive perfect score.
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Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women Receives Perfect Audit Score
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women (KCIW) received a perfect score during its re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA).
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Drop In Female Offenders Leads to Conversion of WKCC
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Responding to changing population trends, the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex (WKCC) will be converted into two distinct, separate prisons this summer.
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Tera Vincent Promoted to District Supervisor in Probation and Parole District 16
Friday, June 05, 2015
Division of Probation and Parole Director Roberto Rodriguez today announce the promotion of Tera Vincent to the position of District Supervisor of District 16 in Louisville.
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James David Green Promoted to Warden at Bell County Forestry Camp
Friday, June 05, 2015
Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson today announced the promotion of James David Green to Warden of the Bell County Forestry Camp.
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Green River Correctional Complex Receives Near-Perfect Audit Score
Monday, June 01, 2015
Green River Correctional Complex (GRCC), in Central City, received a near-perfect audit score on its recent re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA) The Prison received a total score of 99.8 percent.
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Chris Hatton Promoted to Deputy Warden at Western Kentucky Correctional Complex
Monday, June 01, 2015
Chris Hatton has been promoted to deputy warden at Western Kentucky Correctional Complex (WKCC) in Fredonia. Her promotion is effective June 1. 
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