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Michigan City State Prison and Westville Correctional superintendents to swap positions

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The superintendents of the Westville Correctional Facility (WCF) and the Indiana State Prison (ISP) are swapping jobs, the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC) said.

According to a statement released on Thursday, on Feb. 1 current ISP Superintendent Mark Levenhagen will begin a 30-day transfer of leadership to become the WCF superintendent. During that time, current WCF Superintendent William Wilson will assist in the transition, then on March 1 will become the ISP superintendent.

Levenhagen has led the Indiana State Prison for the past 18 months and previously served as assistant superintendent both there and at the Westville Correctional Facility. Levenhagen has “extensive experience and knowledge of therapeutic communities, programming, and re-entry,” the statement said.

Wilson, for his part, has led the Westville Correction Facility for the past four years and previously served as assistant superintendent both there and at the Indiana State Prison. “During his tenure, he extended organizational cultural competence, oversaw the installation and test piloting of the stun fence, and re-aligned mental health, therapeutic communities, and re-entry practices,” the statement said.

Director Brett Mize, meanwhile, will serve as interim superintendent of the Indiana State Prison from Feb. 1 to March 1.

“These men have tremendous correctional experience and are fine leaders,” DOC Commissioner Ed Buss said. “I look forward to the positive contributions they will make and fully support them in their new assignments.”



Posted 1/29/2010




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