Deputy Commissioner of Adult Institutions, Randy White
A 22-year veteran of corrections, White began his career as a correctional officer at Northpoint Training Center in 1996. After a series of promotions that took him to Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex, Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women and Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, he assumed his first wardenship at Green River Correctional Complex in 2009.
White has served for the past six years as warden of the Kentucky State Penitentiary (KSP), the state's oldest and only maximum-security prison. While at KSP, he assisted in creating and implementing the Restrictive Housing Transition Program, designed to address behavioral management issues for inmates in restrictive housing. In addition, he has increased evidence-based, behavioral modification programming by 60 percent at the Prison. His leadership has proven that evidence-based programming not only assists the inmate population and re-entry efforts, but also improves institutional security.
In addition to his DOC service, White served our nation as a member of the Kentucky Army National Guard. He had two stateside activations and was twice mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
White is a native of Wolfe County and a 1994 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where he received his bachelor's degree in corrections/juvenile services and police administration. He was a recipient of the department's highest honor, a Commissioner's Award, in 2006. He is a 2007 graduate of the Commissioner's Executive Leadership Program.