Governor Rauner names new director of Illinois Department of Corrections

CHICAGO - Governor Bruce Rauner has announced that a new director for the Illinois Department of Corrections has been named.

Rauner announced Monday morning that Donald Stolworthy, 54, will take over as the department's director.  Rauner's office says Stolworthy has 15 years of experience in corrections, and is a recognized expert in corrections reform.

Stolworthy began his career as a probation and parole officer at the Alaska Department of Corrections in 1999, and received a promotion to deputy commissioner of operations three years later.  Stolworthy also served as deputy director of operations and warden adviser during his time with the State Department and U.S. Justice Department.  Stolworthy currently works as a corrections team leader at the U.S. State Department in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.
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