Don Bottom began his career at Northpoint Training Center in 1992 as a Correctional Officer. In 1993 he was promoted to CTO I and in February 1995, transferred to Frankfort Career Development Center. He was then promoted to CTO II in July 1995 and in 2002, he received a promotion to program administrator in Central Office. In 2005 Don Bottom was promoted to Deputy Warden at Blackburn Correctional Complex and in 2006 he transferred as Deputy Warden to Northpoint Training Center.
Don Bottom has worked in various areas of Central Office including Private Prison Management and Classification, Home Incarceration Program (HIP) and the Offender Re-Entry program. He also served as Security Threat Group Coordinator, Interstate Compact Administrator, and participated in the Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Program.
Bottom has received training in Hostage Negotiation, Certified Public Management, CPR/First Aid instruction and Train the Trainer. His current and past professional affiliations include the Midwest Gang Investigators’ Association, American Correctional Association (ACA), Correctional Accreditation Managers’ Association (CAMA) and Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency (KCCD).
Bottom is a 1993 graduate of Kentucky State University with a BA in Criminal Justice.