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Dec. 20, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Warden Retiring

KXCV-KRNW news confirms the warden at the state prison in Maryville is stepping down.

Joe Ledbetter is announcing his retirement after 25 years with the Department of Corrections. He became deputy warden of the Maryville Treatment Center in 1995, and was promoted to the top pot in April of 2003. State officials say Ledbetter was instrumental in the opening of the facility, as well as the treatment program there. There's no word yet on a timeline for naming a new warden at Maryville.