Department of Corrections
R. Thomas Dailey to Retire as Warden of Luther Luckett
Frankfort, Ky. (December 9, 2008) – After a distinguished 24-year career with the Department of Corrections, R. Thomas “Tom” Dailey will retire later this month from his post as warden of the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex (LLCC).
Dailey has served as warden at Luther Luckett since June 2004. He officially retires from the position on Dec. 31. He began his career in 1984 as a Correctional Officer at LLCC and was promoted to sergeant at the prison three years later. He served as an internal affairs lieutenant, captain and then unit administrator at LLCC for the next 12 years, until his promotion to Deputy Warden at the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women (KCIW) in Peewee Valley in March 2000.
“Tom Dailey is a veteran of this Department whose leadership will be missed. He has always brought out the best in his employees with his staunch support of the difficult jobs they perform. Tom has been an inspiration and a role model for the entire Department,” said Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson.”
During his career, Dailey has served as co-commander and squad leader of LLCC’s CERT (Corrections Emergency Response Team) team. He was named Employee of the Year in 2001 at KCIW and at LLCC in 1996. He is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the United States Army.
“The challenges and changes have been many, but they become the mortar that creates a true family and team environment in this business. I have had the privilege of working with and learning from some of the best people on earth,” said Dailey. “I appreciate those contributions and I want to wish those I’m leaving behind in this profession the very best.”