Department of Corrections
DeEdra Hart Promoted to Deputy Warden at WKCC
A 17-year veteran of the Department of Corrections has been promoted to deputy warden at Western Kentucky Correctional Complex (WKCC). DeEdra Hart will begin her new duties on Oct. 16th.
“DeEdra Hart has the solid level of experience and leadership skills that our institutions need in a deputy warden,” said Corrections Deputy Commissioner James Erwin. “She has demonstrated her abilities in numerous roles with the department and she has an excellent work ethic. She is a welcome addition to our management team.”
Hart began her career with the Department of Corrections at WKCC as a correctional officer on September 1, 1995. She quickly began moving up the ranks in corrections. She has held numerous positions within institutions including classification and treatment officer, unit administrator, and offender information supervisor.
In 2008, Hart transferred to the Division of Probation & Parole as an officer in District 13’s Owensboro office. She returned to WKCC on June 1, 2010, and she has received three promotions since her return to WKCC.
Hart has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and political science from Murray State University. She is the recipient of the 2004 Commissioner’s Achievement award and a 2006 & 2012 graduate of the Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Program. She has been an active member of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency (KCCD) since 2003, and has served three terms as chapter president for the Four River’s KCCD chapter, and seven terms as KCCD executive board secretary. In addition, she is a three-time recipient of the KCCD’s “Mary Frances Cooper Award.”