Department of Corrections
Williams Named Deputy Warden at Kentucky State Penitentiary
Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Al Parke today announced the appointment of Ernie Williams as the new Deputy Warden at the Kentucky State Penitentiary (KSP).
Williams has an extensive 28 year career in Corrections. He began as a Correctional Officr in 1975 at the Marion Correctional Institution in Marion, Ohio. While at Marion he was promoted to Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Unit Manager. He served at the Grafton Correctional Institution as Deputy Warden of Security from 1987 to 1991. For the next five years he served as the Deputy Warden of Security at Mansfield Correctional Institution, a 2300 bed maximum security prison. Williams returned to Grafton in 1996 as the Deputy Warden of Security until his retirement in 2003.
While serving in Marion, Ohio, Williams was a certified PR-24 baton instructor and during his time in Grafton, he was a member of the Construction Team which was an oversight committee for all new construction projects.
“Williams has served in various capacities with the Ohio Department of Corrections” said Parke. “He also has over 15 years of experience as a Deputy Warden in Ohio which will make him a valuable addition to the staff at KSP.”
Williams comes from LaGrange, Ohio, but is in the process of relocating to the Eddyville area where he will live with his wife, Mindy and son, Tyler. Williams will begin his duties at KSP on April 16th.