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Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex Receives Near Perfect Audit Score

Friday, July 19, 2019
The Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex (EKCC) in West Liberty recently received a near-perfect score on its re-accreditation audit from the American Correctional Association (ACA). The prison achieved a total score of 99.8%.
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Kentucky Department of Corrections Launches New Aftercare Program for Inmates in Recovery

Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley joined with the state Department of Corrections (DOC) today to announce the first ever aftercare program within a Kentucky prison, providing a new system of support, mentoring and peer accountability for offenders in recovery from a substance use disorder.
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Patrick Kessinger Promoted to Deputy Warden at GRCC

Monday, July 01, 2019
Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Randy White today announced that Patrick Kessinger has been promoted to deputy warden at Green River Correctional Complex in Central City.
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DOC Central Office, Correctional Industries Receive Perfect Audit Scores

Friday, June 21, 2019
Kentucky Corrections Commissioner Kathleen Kenney today announced that the agency’s Central Office and Kentucky Correctional Industries (KCI) each received 100% scores on their re-accreditation audits from the American Correctional Association (ACA).
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Amanda Dees Promoted to Systems Consultant IT

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Information Services Director Amanda Sayle today announced that Amanda Dees has been promoted to systems consultant for the Information and Technology Branch.
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Jaclyn Phillips Promoted to Assistant District Supervisor in District 19

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Kentucky Division of Probation and Parole Director Erica Hargis today announced that Jaclyn Phillips has been promoted to assistant district supervisor in District 19.
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Tim Baker Selected as Emergency Management Program Administrator

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Randy White announced today that Tim Baker has been selected as a program administrator with the department’s Emergency Management.
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Brian Ward Promoted to Deputy Warden at KCIW

Friday, June 07, 2019
Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Randy White today announced that Brian Ward has been promoted to deputy warden at Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women (KCIW) in Pewee Valley.
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Stephen Lyons Promoted to Deputy Warden at KCIW

Friday, June 07, 2019
Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Randy White today announced that Stephen Lyons has been promoted to deputy warden at Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women (KCIW) in Pewee Valley.
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Ashley Short Promoted to Executive Staff Advisor for SAP Division

Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Substance Abuse Programs Director Sarah Johnson announced today the promotion of Ashley Short to the position of executive staff advisor for the division.
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Jessica Durrett Promoted to Deputy Warden at Roederer Correctional Complex

Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Randy White today announced that Jessica Durrett has been promoted to deputy warden of operations at Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC) in LaGrange.
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Accomplished Federal Prisons Executive to Lead Kentucky Department of Corrections

Friday, May 31, 2019
Kathleen Kenney appointed as interim commissioner after decades of federal experience
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Erica Hargis Named Director of Probation and Parole

Friday, May 24, 2019
Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary John Tilley announced today the appointment of Erica Hargis as director of the Division of Probation and Parole.
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