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Lasley, William H. "Bill"

(born: 1930  -  died: 2015) In July of 1971, William H. Lasley was promoted to director of the Office of Treatment Services of the Kentucky Corrections Department in Frankfort, KY. He had been with the Department of Corrections for six years, and was the associate warden of the state penitentiary in Eddyville, KY. He was one of the top 6 African American employees in state government. The Office of Treatment Services was new and Lasley was the first director, he was responsible for counseling and clinical services at the state's four prisons. William H. Lasley was born in Larue County, KY, and died May 12, 2015 and is buried in Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy,KY. For more see "Named to head new Kentucky prison corrections office," Jet, 09/09/1971, p.9; and picture and caption "William H. Lasley, ..." in Black Employment in Kentucky State Agencies: an analysis of the hiring gap, Fifth Report as of November 5, 1971, p.21.

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