Thursday, 05 01, 2014
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Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson today announced the promotion of Mark Wasson to branch manager of Internal Affairs. Wasson assumed his new duties on May 1.
“We are pleased to have such a dedicated professional to manage this critical function for the Department,” said Thompson. “Mark’s diverse background within corrections and his unique skill set will be invaluable to the agency.”
Wasson began his career with the Department of Corrections in February 1998 as a correctional officer at the Kentucky State Reformatory. During his years of service, he has held the positions of officer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, classification and treatment officer and probation and parole officer. Wasson has worked at the Kentucky State Reformatory, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex (LLCC), Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women and Probation and Parole District 16. He also served as the LaGrange area CERT (Corrections Emergency Response Team) Commander and the LLCC CERT Commander.
Wasson previously worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Office of Inspector General and served as a sworn peace officer in Fayette County.
He was named “Officer of the Year” for District 16 in 2011 and also received a Department of Corrections Hero award in 2012.
Wasson is a 1996 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in police administration.