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.
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.