Department of Corrections
Amy Robey Promoted to Deputy Warden at Roederer Correctional Complex

Press Release Date:  Friday, March 20, 2015  
Contact Information:  Mike Caudill
502-782-2345 (office)
502-229-5638 (cell)

Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson today announced the promotion of Amy Robey to deputy warden at Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC) in LaGrange. Her promotion is effective April 1, 2015.

“Amy Robey is an experienced and talented corrections professional who has served in several capacities during her career at the Kentucky State Reformatory,” said Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson. “She will be a tremendous asset to Roederer Correctional Complex and to the entire department in this leadership role.”

Robey began her career with Kentucky Department of Corrections in 2004 as a correctional officer at the Kentucky State Reformatory. In 2005 she promoted to classification and treatment officer in the segregation unit. During this time she managed a caseload in addition to overseeing the minimum security unit. 

In 2006, Robey promoted to unit administrator I and assisted in the supervision of the institution’s Nursing Care Facility and a diverse general population housing unit consisting of 700 offenders. Two years later Robey was again promoted to unit administrator II where she supervised the department’s most severe mentally ill offenders in the Corrections Psychiatric Treatment Unit (CPTU).  She was responsible for managing the security, safety, programs, food service, education, recreation, and all support services occurring and delivered to the unit.

After leaving CPTU she transitioned back to the management of a general population unit supervising the canine program. In addition, she once again supervised the Nursing Care Facility, facing many end of life occurrences with the offenders. She was then appointed as the unit administrator II of the institution’s 130-bed segregation unit and the Behavior Modification Program for offenders with long term segregation sentences. 

During her tenure Robey was awarded the 2009 Kentucky State Reformatory Employee of the Year, and she is a 2014 graduate of the Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in justice administration from the University of Louisville.