Kentucky Department of Corrections’ Deputy Commissioner Kim Potter-Blair today announced the promotion of Mark Stonex to western region branch manager for the Division of Probation and Parole. The western region includes probation and parole districts 1, 2, 3, 5, and 13 and encompasses 41 counties. Stonex most recently served as District 3 supervisor, a position he’s held since 2008.
“Mark Stonex has proven himself to be a hardworking and dedicated professional,” said Potter-Blair. “His commitment to the Department of Corrections and Division of Probation and Parole is the core of what we need in our leaders. We look forward to working with him as we continuously strive to improve our division.”
During his 19-year career Stonex has held many positions including assistant supervisor in District 2, and captain/shift commander at the Warren County Regional Detention Center.
Stonex developed “PORTAL” (Parolee Orientation, Rehabilitation, Training, and Assimilation Lesson Plan to Success). The program provides basic life skills programming for parolees, shock probationers and select probationers upon release from incarceration or being placed on supervised probation. These offenders are under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Division of Probation and Parole.
A frequent guest faculty member at the Probation and Parole Officers’ Basic Academy, Stonex specializes in community supervision, motivational supervision strategies and re-entry. He is currently involved in projects reviewing day reporting/technical violation centers, standards for non-contract facilities, and staffing and expansion of re-entry efforts in Kentucky.
A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Stonex completed a two-year planning residency with the Barren River Development District. He is a member of the American Correctional Association, Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency, Knights of Columbus, Glock Sport Shooting Foundation, Green River Gun Club, and he is a frequent volunteer at St. Joe School in Bowling Green.



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