Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women


To protect the citizens of the Commonwealth and to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for staff and offenders in carrying out the mandates of the legislative and judicial processes; and, to provide opportunities for offenders to acquire skills which facilitate non-criminal behavior.

 Warden Janet Conover

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Janet Conover is a 20-year veteran of the field of Corrections. Prior to being named Warden at KCIW, she held the post of Deputy Warden of Programs. Conover served as Deputy Warden of Security at KCIW from July 01, 2006 until January 15, 2008.

Conover served as an executive staff adviser for the Department from 2004 to 2008, working directly for the Commissioner of Corrections.  In that role, she was the Department’s Ombudsman and she monitored the ACA accreditation process. Prior to that, Conover was a Program Administrator in the Classification Branch at Central Office for two years.

She first became interested in a career in Corrections in 1989 after completing an internship in the Sex Offender Treatment Program at the Kentucky State Reformatory while a senior at Bellarmine University. A few months later, Conover was hired as a Correctional Officer at KCIW.

In 1991, she was promoted to Classification/Treatment officer at KCIW and later received promotions to Unit Administrator I and II while at the institution. She also worked as a Grievance Coordinator at the prison.

Conover is a native of Louisville and a graduate of Bellarmine University.

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