Kentucky State Penitentiary

Government
1:33 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Kentucky's Death Penalty: A Comprehensive Look

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Allen Ault admits to being a murderer.

But Ault isn’t behind bars, nor was he tried for his “crimes”; he’s currently dean of Criminal Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. But as Ault told an interim joint committee on the judiciary earlier this month, he considers his actions as a director of corrections akin to premeditated murder.

“I have murdered five people as an agent of the state,” he said.

Ault said that many of his former colleagues have committed suicide or retreated into drugs to cope with their actions

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Government
6:45 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Corrections Officers Asking For More Pay

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A union representing Kentucky corrections officers plans to meet to discuss a push for higher pay.

The Lake Barkley #60 Fraternal Order of Police is set to meet today at Lee Jones Park in Eddyville.

Union President Larry Bland told WPSD the state needs to find a way to pay more to its underpaid and overworked corrections officers.

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Crime
9:37 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Prison Educator Faces Rape Charge

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A Kentucky State Penitentiary employee faces rape charges following her arrest for an alleged sexual relationship with an inmate.  Forty-one year old Lori Holsapple of Kuttawa was taken into custody late last week following a two-month state police investigation.  Holsapple worked as an educator at the Eddyville facility, and has been charged with third-degree rape.  KSP Post 1 public affairs officer Trooper Jay Thomas says even though it was a consensual relationship, she received charges of rape due to her employment.

Corrections
8:42 am
Wed June 6, 2012

New State Penitentiary Warden Tapped

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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.  

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Afternoon Update
4:01 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

5-30 Afternoon Round-Up (with special video)

From NPR: Illinois State Rep. Mike Bost, a Republican representing Murphysboro,  lost his cool after receiving a new version of pension-reform legislation.

From around the region:

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Government
3:00 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Kentucky State Penitentiary Warden Retiring

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The  man who has led  the Kentucky State Penitentiary for the past two and a half years is leaving his post at the end of the week. This will be the second time Philip W. Parker  has retired from the position.     

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