Department of Corrections
Olivia Newsome Promoted to District 11 Assistant Supervisor in Division of Probation & Parole

Press Release Date:  Monday, January 27, 2014  
Contact Information:  Lisa Lamb
(502) 564-4726 (office)
(502) 330-0362 (cell)

Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Probation & Parole Roberto Rodriguez today announced the promotion of Olivia Newsome to assistant supervisor of District 11 in Prestonsburg.  District 11 covers six counties including Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Magoffin, Perry and Pike with satellite offices in Hazard, Pikeville and Whitesburg.  Newsome assumed her new duties on Jan. 16.

“Olivia Newsome is a great addition to the management of District 11,” said Rodriguez.  “She has earned the respect of her team.”

Newsome began her corrections career in July 2005 as a substance abuse program counselor at the Otter Creek Correctional Facility in Wheelwright.  In July 2006, she was hired by the Division of Probation and Parole as an officer in District 11’s satellite office in Hazard.  In April 2007, she transferred to the Prestonsburg office where she has worked ever since.  Newsome is involved in District 11’s re-entry efforts as an EPICS and New Beginnings facilitator.  She is also a district safety officer.

Newsome is a 2004 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where she earned a bachelors degree in adult corrections and juvenile justice.