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This week, we spotlight the great state of Kentucky and the good its DOC employees have been doing all year long. Special thanks to Allison Clifton, executive secretary for the KYDOC Commissioner's office, for providing such wonderful stories.
Jim, Corrections.com editor


Unbridled Spirit

By Jim Montalto and the Kentucky Dept. of Corrections

Three cheers for the Bluegrass State

Kentucky is famous for its annual derby, bluegrass music and fine bourbon. It has the highest number of deer and turkey in the U.S., and is home to the nation's most productive coalfield. Now it can add to its prestige, the amount of charity work accomplished by employees of the state’s corrections department.

From relays and races to icy cold plunges and house painting, the KYDOC employees worked tirelessly this past year to make sure those in need were helped and cared for. Following are some inspirational stories about the great work they have accomplished throughout the year. Read this week's full story.

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Regarding Jamming on the inside
This is something that should have federal funding and should be done in every prison in America. These criminals should not have this type of access, and should not be able to make these phone calls.
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Disturbance on Lake Ego

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Controversy of care

A recent study, out of the University of California at Los Angeles, offered a controversial, yet straightforward, answer to the legal and medical debate over standards of care for inmates with hepatitis C. Full story

What smiles are made of

The mission of the Make a Smile Playground Project can be best described by its own name... Full story


California DOCR completes deployment of ATG system

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has successfully deployed Trust Fund Administration and Commissary Operations applications... More

Keefe Receives AWEC’s Legacy Award

Keefe Group was honored by the Association of Women Executives in Corrections’ (AWEC) Executive Committee as the recipient of the 2008 Legacy Award. More

Federal Bureau of Prisons fully deploys two medical systems in 18 months

In less than 18 months, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) has deployed ATG’s Electronic Medical Records and Pharmacy Administration systems to all 114 Bureau institutions nationwide serving over 165,000 inmates. More


Delaware graduates new cadets

Thirty-three cadets recently completed nine weeks of training to become corrections officers for the Delaware Department of Corrections. Full story.

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