Department of Corrections
Adwell Promoted to Deputy Warden at Kentucky State Reformatory
Frankfort, Ky. (March 26, 2009) – Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Al Parke today announced the promotion of Steve Adwell to Deputy Warden at the Kentucky State Reformatory (KSR) in LaGrange.
A 28-year veteran of Corrections, Adwell has served twice in positions at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex and Roederer Correctional Complex and this will be his third stint at KSR. He has served as Policy and Procedures Coordinator and Special Projects Manager for Adult Institutions since July of last year.
“Steve Adwell is a correctional professional with a plethora of experience and abilities. His experiences managing the areas of mental health, segregation security and classification lend him the critical tools to administer a complex and multiple-program facility,” said Parke.
Adwell retired from the Department of Corrections in 2006 as Deputy Warden at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex (LLCC) where he started his state corrections career in 1981. When he started at LLCC he was one of the first two procedures officers in the state. He helped develop the first policy and procedures manual used in a state prison in the Commonwealth while also serving as one of the first successful ACA accreditation managers. When the Department was a Cabinet, Adwell came to Central Office as Assistant to the Commission of Institutions.
“I welcome Steve to the KSR Team. His desire to promote innovation within the corrections arena is a valued attribute,” said KSR Warden J. David Donahue. “I am excited about the opportunities his leadership will bring to the KSR Programs and Re-entry division. Adding someone of his caliber to my management team will propel us in our efforts to promote public safety.”
During his first stint at Central Office, he was deeply involved in implementing a mental health system for the inmate population as well as the legislatively mandated Sex Offender Treatment Program.
Adwell and his wife Carol live in Louisville and have three grown daughters.