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Steve Woodward to Retire as Warden of WKCC; Tim Lane Promoted to Fill the Post
Friday, July 21, 2017
Steve Woodward, warden of the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex (WKCC) in Fredonia, has announced his retirement effective Aug. 1.
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Leslie Haun Promoted to Program Administrator in Probation and Parole
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Director Johnathan Hall announced recently that Leslie Haun has been selected as a program administrator overseeing training in the Division of Probation and Parole.
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Roederer Correctional Complex Receives Near-Perfect Audit Score
Monday, July 03, 2017
Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC) in LaGrange received a near-perfect audit score on its recent re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA).
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Katherine Williams Promoted to Program Administrator in Communications Office
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Kentucky Department of Corrections Communications Director Lisa Lamb today announced that Katherine Williams has been promoted to program administrator in the department's Communications Office.
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Doug Harvey Selected as Program Administrator for Adult Institutions.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Harvey also serves as the statewide commander for the department’s Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT).
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Jessica Payton Promoted to Program Administrator in Classification Branch
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Population Management Kieryn Fannin today announced that Jessica Payton has been promoted to program administrator for the Classification Branch.
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DOC’s Reentry Services Recognized During National Reentry Week
Thursday, January 25, 2017
This week is National Reentry Week and the Kentucky Department of Corrections would like to highlight the Reentry Branch and their services. The Reentry Branch assists DOC employees to help inmates make a smooth transition from the institution to the community and those that are on active supervision by providing programming and services needed.
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Regulation Speeds Up Discharge of Parolees to Relieve Overcrowding
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
With prisons and county jails operating at or above capacity, the Kentucky Department of Corrections is implementing an emergency regulation this week to expedite release of certain offenders who have already been approved for parole.
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Sarah “Jessie” Ferguson Promoted to Deputy Warden at Luther Luckett
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
entucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Jim Erwin today announced that Jessie Ferguson has been promoted to deputy warden at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in LaGrange.
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Elizabeth Renae Smith Promoted to District 9 Assistant Supervisor
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Division of Probation and Parole Director John Hall today announced the promotion of Elizabeth Renae Smith to District 9 Assistant Supervisor.
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Mike Caudill Promoted to Eastern Region Branch Manager for Probation and Parole
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Division of Probation and Parole Director John Hall today announced the promotion of Mike Caudill to administrative branch manager for the Division of Probation and Parole’s Eastern Region.
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