Lane began his career with the Department of Corrections in 1995 as a correctional officer at the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex (WKCC). He was promoted to sergeant in 2001 and lieutenant in 2004. As lieutenant, he served as the institution's internal affairs officer. In 2008 he was promoted to captain and in 2011 was promoted to unit administrator I.
In 2014 he was promoted to unit administrator II and transferred to the Kentucky State Penitentiary (KSP). During his career, Lane served as the forestry detail supervisor, security threat group (STG) coordinator, and institutional armorer.
Lane has been recognized with numerous awards during his career, including employee of the month and supervisor of the quarter.
During his correctional career, Lane served 12 years on the Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT). He is a graduate of the Commissioner's Executive Leadership Program and a 22-year retired United States Air Force Veteran.
Lane is a graduate of Mid-Continent University with a bachelor's degree in business administration and from the Community College of the Air Force where he received his associate's degree in criminal justice.