This week, we spotlight the great state of Kentucky and the good its DOC employees have been doing all year long. Special thanks to Allison Clifton, executive secretary for the KYDOC Commissioner's office, for providing such wonderful stories.
Jim, Corrections.com editor
By Jim Montalto and the Kentucky Dept. of Corrections
Three cheers for the Bluegrass State
Kentucky is famous for its annual derby, bluegrass music and fine bourbon. It has the highest number of deer and turkey in the U.S., and is home to the nation's most productive coalfield. Now it can add to its prestige, the amount of charity work accomplished by employees of the state’s corrections department.
From relays and races to icy cold plunges and house painting, the KYDOC employees worked tirelessly this past year to make sure those in need were helped and cared for. Following are some inspirational stories about the great work they have accomplished throughout the year. Read this week's full story.
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"Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom."
- Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855) Danish philosopher