Lt. Governor Stephen B.Pence's Communication Office
Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence tours state prisons; commends DOC workers

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, May 03, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jeanne Lausche
(502) 564-2611 Ext. 432

Frankfort, KY – Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence, along with Representative David Osborne (R-Prospect) and Department of Corrections Commissioner John D. Rees toured four state prisons today in honor of Correctional Employees’ week.  Lt. Governor Pence also serves as the secretary to the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, which oversees the Department of Corrections. 

“It is important to show our appreciation for the public servants who work in our state prisons,” said Lt. Governor Pence.  “Their jobs are not easy.  I commend all of the DOC employees for their commitment and dedication.”
Today’s tour began at the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women in PeWee Valley and proceeded to the Roederer Correctional Complex.  From there, Lt. Governor Pence, Commissioner Rees and Rep. Osborne toured the Kentucky State Reformatory and finished the day with a visit to Luther Luckett Correctional Complex (LLCC), where employees are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the facility. 
 “In honor of employee appreciation week, a commemorative plaque has been created stating the original mission and recommitment of LLCC staff to public safety and service,” said Commissioner Rees.  “It is a small token of the great appreciation we have for the employees who have worked extremely hard to make LLCC a high quality facility for the past 25 years.”

“It was a great honor to be invited to join the lieutenant governor and commissioner on this tour of state prisons,” added Rep. Osborne.  “I want to recognize all of our corrections staff members for a job well done.”