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Gov. Beshear Appoints Crews to Lead Department of Corrections

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the appointment of Cookie Crews as commissioner of the Department of Corrections.
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Jay Bell Promoted to Program Administrator at Roederer Correctional Complex

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Addiction Services Director Sarah Johnson announced today that Jay Bell has been promoted to program administrator of the substance abuse program at Roederer Correctional Complex.
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Kentucky reports first incarcerated offender death related to COVID-19

Friday, April 17, 2020
Friday morning, April 17, an offender from Green River Correctional Complex passed away in the hospital after battling COVID-19.
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Lauren Henderson Promoted to Program Administrator in the PREA Division

Friday, April 10, 2020
Kentucky Department of Corrections PREA Division Assistant Director Shannon Butrum announced today that Lauren Henderson has been promoted to program administrator, overseeing development, implementation and enforcement of policies and procedures pertaining to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).
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Ivan Krow Promoted to Deputy Warden at Little Sandy Correctional Complex

Friday, April 03, 2020
Kentucky Department of Corrections acting Commissioner Randy White announced today the promotion of Ivan Krow to deputy warden of security at Little Sandy Correctional Complex (LSCC).
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Debbie Grimes Named Western Region Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) Commander

Friday, April 03, 2020
Kentucky Department of Corrections acting Commissioner Randy White today announced that Debbie Grimes has been named western region commander of the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT).
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Michelle Heightchew Named Northern Region CNT Commander

Thursday, April 02, 2020
Kentucky Department of Corrections acting Commissioner Randy White today announced that Michelle Heightchew has been named northern region commander of the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT).
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Kristie Morgan Promoted to Probation and Parole Training Instructor/Coordinator II

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Director Erica Hargis announced today that Kristie Morgan has been promoted to training instructor/coordinator II, overseeing training in the Division of Probation and Parole.
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Julia Mazza Promoted to Program Administrator at Green River Correctional Complex

Monday, March 30, 2020
Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Addiction Services Director Sarah Johnson announced today that Julia Mazza has been promoted to the program administrator overseeing the substance abuse program at Green River Correctional Complex (GRCC).
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Jason Warrier Promoted to District 4 Assistant Supervisor

Friday, February 21, 2020
Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Probation and Parole Erica Hargis announced today the promotion of Jason Warrier to assistant supervisor in District 4.
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Angela Lindsay Promoted to Assistant Supervisor in Probation and Parole District 1

Friday, January 10, 2020
Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole Director Erica Hargis announced today the promotion of Angela Lindsay to District 1 Assistant Supervisor.
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Blackburn Correctional Complex Launches Substance Abuse Program

Friday, January 10, 2020
Blackburn Correctional Complex, a minimum-security state prison in Lexington, and the Department of Corrections Division of Addiction Services are excited to announce the launch of a substance abuse program (SAP) at the prison on Jan. 6.
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Dack Chisholm Promoted to Training Instructor II at Central Regional Training Center

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Kentucky Department of Corrections Training Director Bridget Gilliland today announced the promotion of Dack Chisholm to Training Instructor II at Central Regional Training Center.
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John Carolan Promoted to Program Administrator at KCIW

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Addiction Services Director Sarah Johnson today announced that John Carolan has been promoted to program administrator at Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women (KCIW) to oversee its substance abuse program.
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