One-on-one with Arizona Corrections Director Ryan Thornell

Arizona Department of Corrections Director Ryan Thornell talks about his efforts to help inmates find work after their release from prison. Check it out!! Fantastic interview! Way to go Director Thorne!

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Michigan Director Heidi Washington Reelected CLA Midwest Region Chair

We are happy to announce that Director Heidi Washington has been re-elected as the Midwest Chair for CLA. We are excited to see her exceptional leadership continue.


Chadwick Dotson Named Director of Virginia Department of Corrections

RICHMOND — Governor Glenn Youngkin has appointed Chadwick Dotson as the 10th Director of the Virginia Department of Corrections.

As a retired judge who most recently served as Chair of the Virginia Parole Board, Dotson brings more than 20-years of success in the private and public sectors to the role.

“I am excited to welcome Director Dotson into this new role,” said Terrance C. Cole, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security. “Director Dotson has a long track record of effective leadership in the Commonwealth and a strong reputation that demonstrates his commitment to both public safety and the law.”

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Massachusetts Commissioner Carol Mici Reelected CLA NE Region Chair

We are pleased to announce that Carol Mici, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Correction has been re-elected as the Northeast Region Chair for CLA. We are excited to continue working with her as she is an exceptional leader. Congratulations to Commissioner Mici on your re-election!


Kudos to Bryan Stirling, Director of SC Department of Corrections, for uncovering issues at Lee Correctional. Your dedication to justice and security is commendable!

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Virginia Director Harold Clarke Announces Retirement 

Let's give a huge shout out to our outstanding CLA Member, Director Harold Clarke! 

After an incredible 49 years of dedicated public service in the world of corrections, with 33 of those years as a Director, Secretary, and Commissioner, he's decided to take a well-deserved retirement as Director of the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC).