Six inmates from Letcher County were released recently from the custody of the Kentucky Department of Corrections.
• Thurman Potter Jr., 35, was released from prison April 15. He had been in jail since August 24, 2005, when he was sentenced to eight and a half years. He was serving a sentence for second-degree escape (two counts), second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving under a suspended license, first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree bail jumping.
• Donald Pigg, 37, of Thornton, was released from prison April 12 after Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright granted shock probation. He was serving a five-year sentence for flagrant non support. Pigg had been in prison since January 27, 2010.
• Vanessa Kincer, 32, was freed on April 12. She was serving a three-year sentence for second-degree possession of a controlled substance and first-degree promoting contraband. Kincer, who plans to live in Mayking, had been in jail since May 14, 2009.
• Miranda Frazier, 28, has been free since April 8. Judge Wright granted Frazier shock probation. She had been in prison since Nov. 4, 2009. She was serving a five-year sentence for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense). Frazier plans to live in Jeremiah.
• James Brock, 62, who had been in prison since January 22, 1991, was released from prison March 1. He was serving a 30-year sentence for third-degree sodomy, use of a minor in a sexual performance (physical injury) and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. Brock plans to live in Elizabethtown.
• Mitchell Ross, 33, who had been in prison since Jan. 24, 2007, has been free since Feb. 25. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison for third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking (two counts), second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, first-degree promoting contraband (two counts), and first-degree criminal mischief. Ross plans to live in Ermine.