Department of Corrections
Conover Promoted to Deputy Warden at KCIW
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner John D. Rees today announced the promotion of Janet Conover to Deputy Warden of Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women at Pewee Valley.
“Janet Conover has worked directly for me for the past two years and she has done an outstanding job,” said Rees. “This is an excellent opportunity for her to advance her career and she will bring a wealth of ideas and enthusiasm to not only this new role but to the institution itself.”
Conover has served as an executive staff adviser for Corrections since May 2004. In that role, she was the Department’s ombudsman and she monitored the ACA accreditation process. Prior to that, Conover was a program administrator in the Classification Branch at Central Office for two years. She first became interested in a career in Corrections in 1989 after completing an internship in the Sex Offender Treatment Program at the Kentucky State Reformatory while a senior at Bellarmine University. A few months later, Conover was hired as a correctional officer at KCIW.
In 1991, she was promoted to classification/treatment officer at KCIW and later received promotions to unit administrator I and II while at the institution. She also worked as a grievance coordinator at the prison.
Conover is a native of Louisville and a graduate of Bellarmine University. She and her husband David live in Louisville with their daughter Allie.