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Corrections Officers to Get Pay Raises to Retain Staff, Increase Recruiting
Friday, May 22, 2015
The Kentucky Department of Corrections will enhance its compensation for correctional officers and other hazardous duty staff under a plan announced this week to stabilize the workforce in state prisons.
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2015 Correctional Employees' Week Celebrated Across the State
Friday, May 01, 2015
Governor Steve Beshear proclaimes May 4-9, 2015, as the official period in Kentucky when correctional employees are recognized for their hard work and commitment to public safety.
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David McIver Promoted to District 20 Assistant Supervisor in Division of Probation and Parole
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Kentucky Department of Corrections Directory of Probation & Parole Roberto Rodriguez announced the promotion of David McIver to Assistant Supervisor of District 20. District 20 encompasses Pulaski, Rockcastle, Lincoln, Wayne, McCreary, Whitley, Clinton and Russell counties.
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Gary Beckstom to Retire as Warden of EKCC. Kathy Litteral Promoted to Fill the Post
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Gary Beckstrom, a 37-year veteran of the Kentucky Department of Corrections and Warden of the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex (EKCC) in West Liberty, has announced his retirement effective May 31. bell County Forestry Camp Warden Kathy Litteral will take the reins effective April 1, in order to train with Beckstrom before his departure.
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Abby McIntire Promoted to Deputy Warden at Blackburn Correctional Complex
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna H. Thompson today announced the promotion of Abby McIntire to Deputy Warden at Blackburn Correctional Complex. Her promotion is effective April 1, 2015.
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Amy Robey Promoted to Deputy Warden at Roederer Correctional Complex
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson today announced the promotion of Amy Robey to Deputy Warden at Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC) in LaGrange. Her promotion is effective April 1, 2015.
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LSCC Receives Perfect PREA Audit Score
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Little Sandy Correctional Complex (LSCC) received a perfect score during its Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) audit. Signed into law September 4, 2003, PREA is intended to address the detection, prevention, reduction, and prosecution of sexual harassment and abuse in the correctional facilities in the country.
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RCC Receives Perfect PREA Audit Score
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC) received a perfect score of 100 percent during its Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) audit. Signed in to law September 4, 2003, PREA is intended to address the detection, prevention, reduction, and prosecution of sexual harassment and abuse in correctional facilities in the country.
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Denise Probus Promoted to Assistant Supervisor for Probation & Parole Training
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Probation & Parole Roberto Rodriguez today announced the promotion of Denise Probus to the position of Assistant Supervisor for Probation & Parole training.
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Diana Eads Promoted to Personnel Branch Manager
Friday, December 05, 2014
Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Personnel Services Assistant Director Bobbie Underwood today announced the promotion of Diana Eads to Branch Manager for the department's personnel services branch.
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