Retired Warden of the Kentucky State Penitentiary Philip Parker discusses his experiences in corrections. He describes the adoption of the consent decree and changes it caused. He recounts high profile events that occurred at the Kentucky State Penitentiary, such as a shootout on the Parkway, a murder of a staff member, and the mass escape of eightinmates. He also recalls the two executions that he oversaw as warden of the penitentiary. He was born on September 13, 1952 in Mayfield, Kentucky to parents Dorothy and Gerald Parker.