Kentucky Department of Corrections


  A study by a Campbellsville University professor finds Kentucky has a lack of standardized programs aimed at helping former inmates re-enter society.

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A human rights group says the Kentucky Department of Corrections is illegally censoring books the group has sent to prisoners.

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Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner Rodney Ballard has resigned after a little more than a year on the job. A statement from Justice and Public Safety Cabinet spokesman Mike Wynn said Ballard resigned to “pursue a private sector venture.”

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The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Department of Corrections have partnered in an initiative to give 2,000 hand-made teddy bears to foster children in need.

Lawmaker to Propose Bill Ending ‘Prison Gerrymandering'

Sep 23, 2014

A Kentucky state lawmaker says he will introduce a bill that will accurately apportion the state’s prison population in legislative districts.

New State Penitentiary Warden Tapped

Jun 6, 2012

An Iraq war veteran with 16 years of experience with the Kentucky Department of Corrections has been tapped as the new warden at Eddyville’s Kentucky State Penitentiary.