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Mary Godfrey Promoted to Director of Corrections Training

Tuesday, 11 26, 2013

Lisa Lamb
(502) 564-4726 (office)
(502) 330-0362 (cell)

Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson today announced the promotion of Mary Godfrey to the position of director of the Corrections Training Division. Her promotion is effective immediately.

Godfrey most recently served as deputy warden at Little Sandy Correctional Complex, a position she’s held since September 2012. Her experience includes work as a probation and parole officer, corrections training instructor and manager, and as an officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department.

“Mary Godfrey’s experience will be a tremendous asset as she leads our training division,” said Thompson. “Her diverse corrections background gives her keen insight into the needs of our employees. Training is one of the most important elements of the department as we strive to not only provide critical training to new employees, but also top-notch continuing training for our staff.”

Godfrey began her corrections career in 1980 as a personnel administrator at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex (LLCC). In 1989, Godfrey was promoted to instructor and moved to the Division of Corrections Training. In 1991, upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she transferred to the Division of Probation and Parole where she worked as an officer.

In 1995 Godfrey retired from the DOC with 21 years of service to state government and went to work as a police officer for the Louisville Metro Police Department. In 2005, Godfrey returned to the DOC as a program administrator to write content for Crimcast, a computer-based training program. In 2006, she was promoted to branch manager of the Central Region Training Center. In the fall of 2009, Godfrey transferred to the Central Office as a program administrator with the Office of Adult Institutions and in July 2011 was promoted to branch manager overseeing programs.

Godfrey is a graduate of the University of Louisville where she earned a degree in correctional administration. While working at LLCC, she twice received the Secretary’s Award. Godfrey is also a member of Southern States Correctional Association (SSCA), the American Correctional Association (ACA) and Kentucky Council of Crime and Delinquency (KCCD. She served as KCCD president in 2010-2011.