Department of Corrections
Neal Promoted to Deputy Warden at Little Sandy Correctional Complex
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Jim Schomig today announced the promotion of Lenn Neal to Deputy Warden at Little Sandy Correctional Complex. His promotion is effective Sept. 16.
Neal comes to Little Sandy from the Bell County Forestry Camp where he most recently held the position of Captain.
“I believe Lenn Neal will be a perfect fit for the Little Sandy Correctional Complex team,” said Schomig. “Neal offers extensive knowledge and skill and has proven time and time again that he is an asset to this agency. He is most deserving of this promotion to Deputy Warden.”
A native and lifelong resident of Bell County, Neal began his career with the Department of Corrections in April 1986 as a Correctional Officer. In 1989 he was promoted to Sergeant and three years later, achieved the rank of Lieutenant. In February of this year he was promoted to Captain.
In 1992 when the Bell County Forestry Camp became the first minimum-security institution to start a Corrections Emergency Response Team, it was under the guidance and supervision of Neal. He continues in the role of CERT commander for not only the prison but also serves as Eastern Regional CERT Commander for the Department.
Neal is working toward his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He is the Brigade General for the 15th Division of the National Defense Service Command, U.S. Volunteer Homeland Security Service Command out of Washington, D.C.
Neal and his wife Alicia have three children Amanda, Jereme and Emma Grace, and a grandson, James Hagan. The family attends Salem Baptist Church at Clear Creek.