Corrections, Department of

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Corrections, Department of


The Department of Corrections is responsible for maintaining State prisons, correctional facilities, and the care of over 25,000 prisoners.


The Department of Corrections was established in 1976 when the Department of Institutions and Agencies was abolished and reorganized into two separate departments: Human Services and Corrections. Authorizing law(s) and reorganization plans: (Chapter 98, Laws of 1976; Chapter 79, Laws of 2001), Commissioner of Corrections and Advisory Council on Corrections.

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