Department of Corrections
Scott Jordan Promoted to Warden at Ross-Cash Center

Press Release Date:  Monday, October 26, 2015  
Contact Information:  Mike Caudill
502-782-2345 (work)
502-229-5638 (cell)

Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna H. Thompson today announced the promotion of Scott Jordan to warden at the Ross-Cash Center in Lyon County. He has been acting warden since July.

Scott Jordan is a valuable corrections professional with nearly 15 years of experience, said Thompson. I am very confident he will do a great job in his new role at the Ross-Cash Center.

Because of changing population trends, the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex (WKCC) was converted into two distinct, separate prisons this summer. The change resulted in a 200-bed, minimum-custody facility for females, named the Ross-Cash Center, and a 470-bed, secure-custody facility for male offenders, which retains the WKCC name.

The conversion, which is estimated to save more than $700,000 annually and increase the number of female offenders in jails eligible to work in community service, was completed in late September.

The Ross-Cash Center will officially be dedicated tomorrow.

Jordan comes to the wardens post after serving the past two years as deputy warden at Kentucky State Penitentiary (KSP) and WKCC. He began his DOC career in 2001 as a correctional officer at Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women. He was promoted through the security ranks to the position of senior captain, which he has held at both Luther Luckett Correctional Complex (LLCC) and Kentucky State Reformatory (KSR).

In addition, Jordan has extensive internal affairs experience, serving as the internal affairs officer at LLCC and KSR for several years. He was also the security threat group coordinator at LLCC and has been involved with the Department's Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) since 2002.

Prior to his corrections career, Jordan had a lengthy career in retail management. He managed several stores, becoming a district manager and a regional manager developing stores in three states. Jordan is also a combat veteran paratrooper with the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division.