Kentucky State Penitentiary


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 Randy White

Randy White began his career as a Correctional Officer at Northpoint Training Center on March 25, 1996. He transferred to Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in 1997 and was promoted to Classification and Treatment Officer at the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women (KCIW) later that same year. White was then promoted to Correctional Unit Administrator I at KCIW in 1998 and again to Correctional Unit Administrator II in 1999.

In October 2004 White was mobilized with the Kentucky Army National Guard and was assigned to conduct combat patrols and convoy escorts in and around Baghdad, Iraq. He was additionally assigned to conduct mentoring and joint combat operations with two separate companies of the Iraqi Highway Patrol during the latter half of 2005. Upon returning to work from military service in February 2006, White served as the Accreditation Manager at KCIW through the 2006 ACA Accreditation Audit and as a Unit Administrator II. On October 1, 2006 white was promoted to Deputy Warden III at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex supervising both programs and security during his tenure. In September 2009, White was appointed as the Green River Correctional Complex Warden until June 2012, when he was reassigned to the Kentucky State Penitentiary.

White is a 1994 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He holds a bachelor's degree in corrections/juvenile services and police administration. White was the 2002 KCIW Employee of the Year, a 2006 recipient of the Commissioner's Award for the Department of Corrections, completed the Department of Corrections Commissioner's Executive Leadership Program in 2007, and was the recipient of a Deputy Commissioner's Award.


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