Fired Wakulla Correctional Warden Speaks Out

By: Leonard Horton
By: Leonard Horton

For 22 years, Kenneth Lampp has worked in Florida's corrections system.

Since last July, he served as warden at Wakulla Correctional, a post he no longer holds. He says his office had to be cleaned out by noon Thursday, and not only that, he says he's been given 14 days to move out of his home.

"I was called by, George Sapp, who works with the department. I was called at my office. They patched the call to me. At that time Mr. Sapp told me my services were no longer needed," says Lampp, who says he's tried on numerous occasions to contact interim corrections secretary James McDonough.

In a recent statement, McDonough said Lampp was one of nine officials in the department that didn't have his trust or confidence to lead department personnel.

“I've had no kind of discipline problems, nothing in my record. I just don't understand," adds Lampp, a husband and father who says his family has been praying about their next move.

Right now it's unclear whether he'll stay in corrections. Lampp is being replaced by John Hancock, who was an assistant warden in Lawtey, Florida. We are told he should be in place sometime next week.

Our attempts to reach interim secretary McDonough for comment on this story were unsuccessful.


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