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New superintendent for Westville prison

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Indiana Department of Correction Commissioner Bruce Lemmon has named Mark Sevier as his choice for the next Superintendent for the Westville Correctional Facility.

Sevier will start on Sunday, July 20 at the facility. He previously acted as the Superintendent of the Miami Correctional Facility (MCF) for the past six years.

Managing a staff of 600 and 3,200 offenders, Sevier began his career as a Correctional Officer in 1988 at the Rockville Correctional Facility. He has served as a Counselor, Casework Manager, Unit Manager, and Assistant Superintendent at four facilities.

Along with Rockville and Miami he has been assigned to the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility and the Plainfield Correctional Facility, serving as Assistant Superintendent.

Sevier holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Indiana State University along with dual degrees from Vincennes University in Corrections and Law Enforcement. Sevier was recognized by The Indiana Criminal Justice Association as “Superintendent of the Year" in 2011.

In 2012, he was presented the “Governor’s Public Service Achievement Award” by then Governor Mitch Daniels.

“I am looking forward to the new opportunity to work with both new staff as well as seasoned veterans that I have known throughout my career.” Sevier noted “I am excited to be a part of the Westville Correctional Facility and the community at large.”



Posted 7/18/2014