Connecticut Wins National Recruiting Battle for New Corrections Commissioner
Date:  12-31-2018

Governor-elect Ned Lamont chose former Utah DOC Commissioner Rollin Cook to carry on state’s nationally praised model prison reform
From the CT Mirror:

With the pick Wednesday of Rollin Cook of Utah as Connecticut’s next correction commissioner, Gov.-elect Ned Lamont won what criminal-justice officials say was a national recruiting battle for an up-from-the-ranks prisons official with a reputation as a reformer and innovative leader.

Scott Semple, who is retiring as commissioner, said the Lamont administration has landed a corrections leader in great demand as incoming administrations in several states conduct national searches for executives with the skills to lead prison systems in a transformational era for penology and criminal justice.

“In my view, Connecticut arguably is getting the best available commissioner that was out there,” said Semple, who has led a campaign in Connecticut to shift the mission of its prisons from punishment to rehabilitation. “I don’t think we could have done any better.” Continue reading >>>