Department of Corrections
Merv Haddix Promoted to Warden at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex

Press Release Date:  Monday, August 31, 2015  
Contact Information:  Mike Caudill
502-782-2345 (office)
502-229-5638 (cell)

Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna H. Thompson today announced that Mervin (Merv) Haddix has been promoted to warden at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex (LLCC) in LaGrange. Haddix has been serving as acting warden of the prison and officially assumes the top post on Sept. 1.

Haddix began his career as a correctional officer in 1982 at the Kentucky State Reformatory (KSR). He worked his way up through the ranks and was promoted to sergeant in 1985, lieutenant in 1989, Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) commander at KSR in 1991, and captain in 2002 at Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women.

In addition, he served as unit administrator at KSR and Roederer Correctional Complex before his promotion in 2007 to deputy warden at Frankfort Career Development Center.

“The vast experience base that Haddix has compiled throughout his career is a valuable asset to the department.  He is committed to carrying out our mission and I am proud that he has agreed to accept the post as Warden,” said Thompson. “I am confident that Luther Luckett Correctional Complex will benefit from his leadership and knowledge.”

After a short departure from the Department of Corrections, which included a stint working security for the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Hospital, he returned as the deputy warden of security at LLCC in 2014. 

Haddix is currently the assistant state CERT commander and he has received numerous awards during his career for outstanding performance.