Department of Corrections
Merv Haddix Promoted to Deputy Warden at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex

Press Release Date:  Friday, July 25, 2014  
Contact Information:  Lisa Lamb
(502) 564-4726 (office)
(502) 330-0362 (cell)

Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna H. Thompson today announced a new deputy warden for Luther Luckett Correctional Complex (LLCC) in LaGrange. Mervin (Merv) Haddix begins serving as deputy warden at the prison on Aug. 1.

“Haddix served the department for 26 years in a very distinguished career,” said Thompson. “He has experience with an array of offender populations and we are excited to be able to take advantage of his well-rounded knowledge and expertise.”

Haddix retired from the department in 2008 as deputy warden at Frankfort Career Development Center. He most recently served as a director of security at Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center in LaGrange. He began his career as a correctional officer in 1982 at the Kentucky State Reformatory (KSR). He worked his way up through the ranks to sergeant in 1985, lieutenant in 1989, Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) commander at KSR in 1991, and captain in 2002 at Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women.

In addition, he served as unit administrator at KSR and Roederer Correctional Complex before his promotion in 2007 to deputy warden.

Haddix received numerous awards during his career for outstanding performance.