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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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Little Sandy Correctional Complex Receives Perfect Audit Score
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Little Sandy Correctional Complex (LSCC) in Sandy Hook received a perfect score on its recent re-accreditation audit from the American Correctional Association (ACA).
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Steve Faulkner Promoted to Director of Corrections Training
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Department of Corrections Commissioner Rodney Ballard today announced the promotion of Steve Faulkner to Director of the Corrections Training Division.
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Ashley Thomas Promoted to Payroll Branch Manager in the Division of Personnel
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Personnel Services, Rodney Moore, today announced that Ashley Thomas has been promoted to payroll branch manager for the Division of Personnel.
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Tiffany Ratliff Promoted to Warden at Blackburn Correctional Complex
Monday, June 27, 2016
Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner Rodney Ballard today announced the promotion of Tiffany Ratliff to Warden at Blackburn Correctional Complex (BCC) in Lexington.
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Kentucky State Penitentiary Receives Near-Perfect Audit Score
Friday, June 24, 2016
Kentucky State Penitentiary (KSP) in Eddyville 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 99.1 percent.
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Kentucky Correctional Industries Receives Perfect Audit Score
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Kentucky Correctional Industries (KCI) received a perfect score on its first re-accreditation audit from the American Correctional Association (ACA).
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Department of Corrections Central Office Receives Perfect Audit Score
Monday, June 20, 2016
The Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) central office received a perfect score last week on its re-accreditation audit from the American Correctional Association (ACA).
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