Thursday, April 13, 2017

Governor Brown appoints DAPO director, two wardens

Governor Brown recently appointed a director for CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) and wardens at the Correctional Training Facility (CTF) at Soledad, and the Wasco State Prison-Reception Center (WSP-RC).
Jerry Powers was named DAPO director, Shawn Hatton warden at CTF and John Sutton warden at WSP-RC
Powers served as chief probation officer at the Los Angeles County Probation Department from 2011 to 2015. He served in several positions at the Stanislaus County Probation Department from 2000 to 2011, including chief probation officer, chief deputy probation officer and juvenile hall superintendent.
Powers held several positions at the San Diego County Probation Department from 1985 and 2000, including probation supervisor, senior probation officer, deputy probation officer and assistant deputy probation officer. He was a member of the California Sex Offender Management Board from 2005 to 2015 and the California Council on Criminal Justice from 2005 to 2009. This position requires Senate confirmation.
Hatton has been acting warden at CTF since 2016. He served in several positions at Salinas Valley State Prison from 2001 to 2016, including chief correctional administrator, captain, lieutenant and sergeant. He was a correctional officer at Sierra Conservation Center from 1988 to 2001. This position does not require Senate confirmation.
Sutton has been acting warden at WSP-RC since 2016. Sutton was chief deputy warden at North Kern State Prison in 2016. He held several positions at Wasco State Prison from 2000 to 2016, including acting chief deputy warden, correctional administrator, facility captain and correctional counselor.
He was a sergeant at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility from 1999 to 2000 and a correctional officer at Ironwood State Prison from 1994 to 1999. This position does not require Senate confirmation.
For more information about CDCR please contact the Office of External Affairs at (916) 445-4950 or cal_externalaffairs@cdcr.ca.gov

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