November 29, 2023



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Gov. Pillen Congratulates NDCS Director on Becoming CLA Board President


LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen is offering his congratulations to Director Rob Jeffreys of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) for being named board president to the Correctional Leaders Association (CLA). Jeffreys will assume the role Dec. 1, following the retirement of current board president Anne Precythe.

Jeffreys was appointed by Gov. Pillen following a nationwide search for a new director of NDCS. He has been leading the agency since April. 
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The Association of Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC) is pleased to announce the election of Pelicia Hall to the position of President of the Association.

Hall is the Senior Vice President for ViaPath Technologies, where she heads up the corporation’s Government Affairs Division. She is a decorated corrections and legal professional with a career spanning more than 20 years in the private and public sector.

“I am honored to serve as the president of AWEC to represent our members and continue the important work of the organization,” said Hall. “I look forward to working with our members to elevate the organization and other industry professionals and organizations to enhance the development of the current and future female executives in corrections.”

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Next CLA President Rob Jeffreys

Excited to announce Director Rob Jeffreys was chosen by our Board to be the next CLA President, starting December 1st. Director Jeffreys is replacing Anne Precythe who recently announced her retirement.

Commissioner Louis Molina Appointed As Assistant Deputy Mayor NYC

Commissioner Louis Molina, who led NYC's Department of Correction, is stepping into a new role as Assistant Deputy Mayor for Public Safety. Mayor Eric Adams commends Lou's exceptional leadership in transforming the DOC over the past 22 months, reviving it from the brink of collapse.

He'll work with Deputy Mayor Philip Banks to continue enhancing public safety citywide, ensuring New York remains the nation's safest big city. Molina's vast experience in military, law enforcement, and corrections equips him for this role.

While there were challenges during his tenure, Moliina's dedication to progress is undeniable. We appreciate his commitment and look forward to the positive impact in his new position. Thank you, Commissioner Molina! 

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Director Anne Precythe Announces Retirement

Our incredible CLA President and Missouri's DOC Director, Anne Precythe, is retiring after 35 years of dedicated service. Anne's last day is December 5th. She's leaving a lasting legacy at CLA and in the corrections profession. We're grateful for all you've done, Anne. Enjoy every moment with your family! 

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Equity in Correction: Mass DOC & UMass Chan's Vital Partnership

Exciting News! Mass DOC teams up with UMass Chan Medical School for an equity-focused prison classification study. Dr. Spencer G. Lawson and the National Institute of Justice lead the way. Celebrating vital justice reform!

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Director Rob Jefferys Elected Member of CCJ 

Director Rob Jeffreys! He was recently elected to be a member of the Council on Criminal Justice The Council on Criminal Justice works to advance understanding of the criminal justice policy choices facing the nation and build consensus for solutions that enhance safety and justice for all.