State Correctional Administrator

State correctional administrators do just what their name suggests. They oversee operations at state correctional facilities, or of departments within state correctional facilities. Their job duties and required skills are similar to those of Correctional Administrators (link here to page on Correctional Administrators). State correctional administrators may run prisons or correctional facilities within the state, or may be responsible for programs or departments within those state correctional institutions or facilities. The top administrative jobs in each state are typically governmental appointees. State correctional administrator jobs, however, are usually hired rather than appointed.  A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, along with correctional experience and supervisory experience, is typically necessary in order to get an administrator position at the state level. Here, we will take a closer look at the jobs of state correctional administrators at various level of each state’s Department of Corrections. 

Alabama

Alabama Department of Corrections

  • Operates 14 major correctional facilities, 12 community-based facilities, and one private facility; major facilities are:
    • Bibb
    • Bullock 
    • William E. Donaldson 
    • Easterling 
    • Elmore 
    • G.K. Fountain 
    • Hamilton
    • William C. Holman
    • Kilby 
    • Limestone 
    • St. Clair 
    • Staton 
    • Julia Tutwiler 
    • Ventress 
  • John Q. Hamm, Commissioner of the Department of Corrections 
  • Corrections Facilities Director Salary: ranges from $74,047.20 to $112,953.60 (per State of Alabama Personnel Dept, 2022)

Alaska

Alaska Department of Corrections

  • Operates 13 correctional facilities, including: 
    • Anchorage Correctional Complex
    • Anvil Mountain Correctional Center
    • Fairbanks Correctional Center 
    • Goose Creek Correctional Center 
    • Hiland Mountain Correctional Center 
    • Ketchikan Correctional Center 
    • Lemon Creek Correctional Center 
    • Mat-Su Pretrial
    • Palmer Correctional Center
    • Point Mackenzie Correctional Farm
    • Spring Creek Correctional Center
    • Wildwood Correctional Center
    • Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center
  • April Wilkerson, Director of Administrative Services
  • First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers Salary: $47.23/hour to $61.04/hour (or $98,238 to $126,963/year) (per Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, 2021)

Arizona

Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry

  • Operates 10 state prisons and 6 private facilities, major state-run facilities including:
    • Douglas
    • Eyman 
    • Florence 
    • Lewis 
    • Perryville 
    • Phoenix
    • Safford
    • Tucson
    • Winslow 
    • Yuma 
  • Joe Profiri, Deputy Director
  • Assistant Director of Community Corrections Salary: $100,000 to $125,000/year (per Arizona Department of Corrections Rehabilitation & Reentry, 2022)
  • Deputy Warden position at Winslow Salary: $46,932 to $84,157/year (per Arizona Department of Corrections Rehabilitation & Reentry, 2022)

Arkansas

Arkansas Division of Correction

  • Operates 20 correctional facilities, including:
    • Administrative Annex East
    • Barbara Ester Unit 
    • Benton Unit 
    • Central Office
    • Cummins Unit 
    • Delta Regional Unit
    • East Arkansas Regional Unit
    • Grimes Unit
    • J. Aaron Hawkins St. Center
    • Maximum Security Unit
    • McPherson Unit
    • Mississippi County Work Release Center
    • North Central Unit
    • Northwest Arkansas Work Release Center
    • Ouachita River Correctional Unit
    • Pine Bluff Re-Entry Center 
    • Pine Bluff Unit 
    • Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility
    • Texarkana Regional Correctional Center
    • Tucker Unit
    • Varner/Varner Supermax Unit
    • Wrightsville Unit 
  • Dexter Payne, Director of the Division of Correction
  • Deputy Warden salary: $64,444/year (per Arkansas Division of Corrections, 2022)
  • Deputy Warden salary – Cummins, EARU, MAX and Varner units – $70,888.40/year

California

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

  • Operates 34 correctional facilities, including:
    • Avenal State Prison
    • California City Correctional Facility
    • California Correctional Center 
    • California Correctional Institution 
    • California Health Care Facility 
    • California Institution for Men 
    • California Institution for Women
    • California Men’s Colony 
    • California Medical Facility 
    • California Rehabilitation Center 
    • California State Prison – Corcoran, CA
    • California State Prison- Lancaster, CA
    • California State Prison – Sacramento (Represa), CA
    • California State Prison – Solano (Vacaville), CA
    • California State Prison – Calipatria, CA
    • California State Prison Centinela – Imperial, CA
    • Central California Women’s Facility 
    • Chuckawalla Valley State Prison
    • Correctional Training Facility 
    • Folsom State Prison
    • High Desert State Prison 
    • Ironwood State Prison 
    • Kern Valley State Prison 
    • Mule Creek State Prison 
    • North Kern State Prison 
    • Pelican Bay State Prison 
    • Pleasant Valley State Prison 
    • Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility 
    • Salinas Valley State Prison 
    • San Quentin State Prison 
    • Sierra Conservation Center 
    • Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and Prison
    • Valley State Prison 
    • Wasco State Prison 
  • Kathleen Alison, Secretary for California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 
  •  Correctional Health Services Administrator I, Calipatria State Prison Salary: $6892 to $8654/month or $82,704 to $103,848/year (per California Public Utilities Commission, 2022)

Colorado

Colorado Department of Corrections

  • Operates 21 facilities (19 state-run and 2 private facilities), with state-run facilities including:
    • Arkansas Valley
    • Buena Vista
    • Canon City (Arrowhead, Centennial, Colorado State, Colorado Territorial, Four Mile, Fremont)
    • Delta 
    • Denver (Colorado Correctional, Denver Reception and Diagnostic, Denver Women’s)
    • Limon
    • Pueblo (La Vista, San Carlos)
    • Rifle
    • Sterling
    • Trinidad
  • Merideth McGrath, Deputy Director of Division of Corrections
  • Superintendent Salary: $57,631/year (per Dept. of Corrections, 2021)
  • Executive Director Salary: $301,319/year (per Dept. of Corrections, 2021)

Connecticut

Connecticut State Department of Correction

  • Operates 18 correctional facilities, including:
    • Bergin
    • Bridgeport
    • Brooklyn
    • Cheshire
    • Cybulski
    • Garner
    • Hartford
    • MacDougall-Walker
    • New Haven
    • Osborn
    • Robinson
    • Willard-Cybulski 
    • York
  • Angel Quiros, Department of Corrections Commissioner
  • Correctional Deputy/Warden Salary: $102,424 (per Connecticut Office of State Comptroller, 2021)

Delaware

Delaware Department of Corrections

  • Operates 4 prisons and 13 community corrections centers, including:
    • Baylor Women’s 
    • Howard R. Young
    • James T. Vaughn
    • Sussex 
  • Monroe B. Judson, Jr., Commissioner
  • Correctional Lieutenant Salary: $74,130/year (per Delaware Online, 2021)
  • Warden III Salary: $98,791/year (per Delaware Online, 2021)

District of Columbia

DC Department of Corrections

  • Operates one Central Detention Facility, one Correctional Treatment Facility, and Halfway Houses
  • Thomas N. Faust, Director
  • Supervisory Correctional Officer Salary: $71,440/year to $101,309/year (per DCDOC, 2022)

Florida

Florida Department of Corrections

  • Operates 143 correctional facilities statewide (too many to list here)
  • Ricky D. Dixon, Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections
  • Correctional Program Administrator Salary: $68,435/year (per State of Florida, 2021)

Georgia

Georgia Department of Corrections

  • Operates 35 state prisons and 11 transitional centers, including:
    • Arrendale
    • Augusta State 
    • Baldwin 
    • Burruss 
    • Calhoun 
    • Central
    • Coastal 
    • Dodge
    • Dooly
    • Emanuel Women’s 
    • Georga Diagnostic and Classification 
    • Georgia State 
    • Hancock 
    • Hays 
    • Helms- 
    • Jimmy Autry 
    • Johnson State 
    • Lee State 
    • Long Unit 
    • Macon State
    • Montgomery State 
    • Phillips State 
    • Pulaski State 
    • Rogers State 
    • Rutledge State 
    • Smith State 
    • SMU 
    • Telfair 
    • Valdosta 
    • Walker State
    • Ware State 
    • Washington State 
    • Whitworth Women’s 
    • Wilcox State 
  • Timothy C. Ward, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Corrections
  • Deputy Warden Salary: $77,460/year (per Georgia DOC, 2022)
  • Correctional Lieutenant Salary: $55,520/year (per Georgia DOC, 2022)

Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Public Safety, Corrections Division

  • Oversees four jails and four prisons, including:
    • Halawa
    • Waiawa
    • Kulani
    • Women’s
  • Tommy Johnson, Deputy Director for Corrections
  • Deputy Director of Corrections Salary: $142,416/year (per Honolulu Civil Beat, 2019)

Idaho

Idaho Department of Correction

  • Operates 9 state-owned prisons and five community reentry centers, including:
    • Boise Area (Idaho Maximum Security Institution, Idaho State Correctional Center, Idaho State Correctional Institution, South Boise Women’s Correctional Center, South Idaho Correctional Institution)
    • Cottonwood (North Idaho Correctional Institute)
    • Orofino (Idaho Correctional Institution)
    • Pocatello (Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center)
    • St. Anthony (Work Camp)
  • Josh Tewalt, Director of IDOC
  • Superintendent/Division Administrator Salary: $85,000 to $90,000/year (per IdahoWorks.gov, 2022)

Illinois

Illinois Department of Corrections

  • Operates 46 correctional facilities statewide, including:
    • ​​​​Big Muddy River Correctional Center
    • Centralia Correctional Center
    • Clayton Work Camp
    • Crossroads Adult Transition Center
    • Danville Correctional Center
    • Decatur Correctional Center 
    • Dixon Correctional Center
    • Dixon Springs Structured Impact Program 
    • Du Quoin Structured Impact Program 
    • East Moline Correctional Center
    • Elgin Treatment Center
    • Fox Valley Adult Transition Center
    • Graham Correctional Center
    • Graham Reception and Classification Center
    • Greene County Work Camp
    • Hill Correctional Center
    • Illinois River Correctional Center
    • Jacksonville Correctional Center
    • Joliet Treatment Center
    • Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center
    • Lawrence Correctional Center
    • Lincoln Correctional Center
    • Logan Correctional Center
    • Logan Reception and Classification Center
    • Menard Correctional Center
    • Menard Medium Security Unit
    • Menard Reception and Classification Center
    • Murphysboro Life Skills Re-Entry Center
    • North Lawndale ATC
    • Northern Reception and Classification Center
    • Peoria Adult Transition Center
    • Pinckneyville Correctional Center
    • Pittsfield Work Camp
    • Pontiac Correctional Center
    • Pontiac Medium Security Unit
    • Robinson Correctional Center
    • Shawnee Correctional Center
    • Sheridan Correctional Center
    • Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center
    • Southwestern Illinois Work Camp
    • Stateville Correctional Center
    • Stateville Minimum Security Unit
    • Taylorville Correctional Center
    • Vandalia Correctional Center
    • Vienna Correctional Center
    • Western Illinois Correctional Center
  • Rob Jeffreys, Director, Illinois DOC
  • Correctional Lieutenant Salary: $64,332/year (per Illinois.gov, 2022)
  • Public Service Administrator Salary: $90,000/year (per Illinois.gov, 2022)

Indiana

Indiana Department of Correction

  • Operates 18 adult correctional facilities, including: 
    • Branchville Correctional Facility.
    • Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility.
    • Correctional Industrial Facility.
    • Edinburgh Correctional Facility.
    • Heritage Trail Correctional Facility.
    • Indiana State Prison.
    • Indiana Women’s Prison.
    • Madison Correctional Facility.
    • Miami Correctional Facility.
    • New Castle Correctional Facility.
    • Pendleton Correctional Facility.
    • Plainfield Correctional Facility.
    • Putnamville Correctional Facility.
    • Reception Diagnostic Center.
    • Rockville Correctional Facility.
    • South Bend Community Re-Entry Center.
    • Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.
    • Westville Correctional Facility.
  • Rob Carter, Commissioner, Indiana Department of Correction
  • Commissioner Salary: $179,834/year (per In.gov, 2022)
  • Exec. Director, Offender Employment Development Salary: $92,913/year (per In.gov, 2022)

Iowa

Iowa Department of Corrections

  • Operates nine institutions statewide, including:
    • Anamosa
    • Clarinda
    • Fort Dodge
    • Iowa Correctional Institution for Women
    • Iowa Medical and Classification Center
    • Iowa State Penitentiary
    • Mt. Pleasant
    • Newton
    • North Central
  • Dr. Beth Skinner, Director, Iowa Corrections System
  • Correctional Supervisor Salary: $81,285/year (per Iowa.gov, 2022)
  • Director Salary: $155,079/year (per Iowa.gov, 2022)

Kansas

Kansas Department of Corrections

  • Oversees operation of eight adult correctional facilities, including:
    • El Dorado 
    • Ellsworth 
    • Hutchinson
    • Lansing
    • Larned
    • Norton
    • Topeka
    • Winfield
    • Wichita Work Release Facility
  • Joel Hrabe, Deputy Secretary
  • Deputy Director Salary: $67,265/year (per Kanview.Ks.Gov, 2022)
  • Executive Director Salary: $103,320/year (per Kanview.Ks.Gov, 2022)

Kentucky

Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Corrections

  • Operates 14 adult correctional facilities statewide, including:
    • Bell County Forestry Camp
    • Blackburn
    • Eastern Kentucky
    • Green River
    • Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women
    • Kentucky State Penitentiary
    • Kentucky State Reformatory
    • Lee Adjustment Center
    • Little Sandy Correctional Complex
    • Northpoint
    • Luther Luckett
    • Roederer
    • Southeast State
    • Western Kentucky
  • Cookie Crews, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Corrections
  • Deputy Commissioner Salary: $101,612/year (2019 per GovSalaries.com)
  • Warden Salary: $99,140/year (2019 per GovSalaries.com)

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections

  • Operates 8 adult correctional facilities statewide, including:
    • Allen
    • B.B. Rayburn
    • David Wade
    • Dixon
    • Elayn Hunt
    • Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women
    • Louisiana State Penitentiary
    • Raymond Laborde
  • James M. Le Blanc, Secretary, Department of Public Safety & Corrections
  • Assistant Director of Louisiana State Penitentiary Salary: $212,012/year (per Openthebooks.com, 2020)
  • Warden, Louisiana State Penitentiary Salary: $170,311/year (per Openthebooks.com, 2020)

Maine

Maine Department of Corrections

  • Operates 6 adult correctional facilities statewide:
    • Bolduc
    • Maine Correctional 
    • Maine State Prison
    • Mountain View
    • Southern Maine Women’s Reentry Center
    • Women’s Center
  • Randall Liberty, Commissioner, Maine Dept. of Corrections
  • Correctional Facility Manager Salary: $58,302 to $79,643/year (per MaineBHR, 2022)
  • Senior Deputy Warden Salary: $71,510 to $97,240/year (per MaineBHR, 2022)

Maryland

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

  • Oversees 18 prisons and pre-release centers statewide, including:
    • Baltimore City
    • Central Maryland
    • Dorsey Run
    • Eastern
    • Jessup
    • Maryland-Hagerstown
    • Maryland-Jessup
    • Maryland for Women
    • Maryland Correctional Training Center
    • North Branch
    • Patuxent
    • Roxbury
    • Western
  • Robert L. Green, Secretary, Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
  • Administrator II Salary: $51,481 to $84,061/year (per State of Maryland, 2022)
  • Administrator IV Salary: $58,441 to $95,703/year (per State of Maryland, 2022)

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Department of Correction

  • Oversees 15 institutions statewide, including:
    • Boston Pre-Release
    • Bridgewater State Hospital
    • Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Correctional Unit
    • MASAC at Plymouth
    • Massachusetts Treatment Center
    • MCI-Cedar Junction
    • MCI-Concord
    • MCI-Framingham
    • MCI-Norfolk 
    • MCI-Shirley 
    • North Central
    • Northeastern
    • Old Colony
    • Pondville
    • Souza-Baranowski
  • Carol Mici, Commissioner
  • Commissioner Salary: $153,846/year (circa 2018 per GovSalaries.com)
  • Budget Director Salary: $151,747/year (circa 2018 per GovSalaries.com)

Michigan

Michigan Department of Corrections

  • Oversees 28 correctional facilities statewide, including:
    • Alger
    • Baraga
    • Bellamy Creek
    • Carson City
    • Central Michigan
    • Charles E. Egeler
    • Chippewa
    • Cooper Street
    • Detroit
    • Earnest C. Brooks
    • G. Robert Cotton
    • Gus Harrison
    • Ionia
    • Kinross
    • Lakeland 
    • Macomb
    • Marquette
    • Michigan Reformatory
    • Muskegon
    • Newberry
    • Oaks
    • Parnall
    • Richard A. Handlon
    • Saginaw
    • St. Louis
    • Thumb
    • Women’s Huron
    • Woodland 
  • Heidi E. Washington, Director, Dept. of Corrections
  • Health Services Administrator, Jail Salary: $65,300 to $82,700/year (per Indeed.com, 2022)

Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Corrections

  • Operates 10 correctional facilities statewide, including:
    • Faribault
    • Lino Lakes
    • Oak Park Heights
    • Red Wing
    • Rush City
    • Shakopee
    • St. Cloud
    • Stillwater
    • Togo
    • Willow River/Moose Lake
  • Paul Schnell, Commissioner
  • Deputy Commissioner of Corrections Salary: $159,049/year (2020, per GovSalaries.com)
  • Correctional Facility Administrative Director Salary: $151,487/year (2020, per GovSalaries.com)

Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Corrections

  • Operates 5 state facilities, 2 private facilities, 15 regional facilities, 6 community work centers, and 2 restitution centers statewide, including:
    • Central Mississippi
    • Marshall County
    • Mississippi State Penitentiary
    • South Mississippi
    • Walnut Grove
  • Nathan Cain, Commissioner
  • Commissioner Salary: $132,000/year (2020, per GovSalaries.com)
  • Correctional Deputy Administrator Salary: $102,215/year (2020, per GovSalaries.com)

Missouri

Missouri Department of Corrections

  • Operates 21 adult correctional facilities statewide, including:
    • Algoa
    • Boonville
    • Chillicothe
    • Crossroads
    • Cremer
    • Eastern
    • Farmington
    • Fulton
    • Jefferson City
    • Moberly
    • Missouri Eastern
    • Maryville
    • Northeast
    • Ozark
    • Potosi
    • South Central
    • Southeast
    • Tipton
    • Women’s Eastern
    • Western Missouri
    • Western Reception/Diagnostic/Correctional
  • Anne L. Precythe, Director of Corrections
  • Correctional Administrator Salary: $41,016/year to $64,512/year (per Missouri Dept of Corrections, 2022) 

Montana

Montana Department of Corrections

  • Operates 21 state-owned and contracted correctional facilities statewide, including four state-run facilities:
    • Montana State Prison
    • Riverside Special Needs Unit
    • Montana Women’s Prison
    • Pine Hills Correctional Facility
  • Brian M. Gootkin, Director
  • Director Salary: $144,000/year (per Montana.gov, 2021)

Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

  • Operates nine correctional facilities statewide, including:
    • Center for Women
    • State Penitentiary
    • Omaha
    • Tecumseh
    • Work Ethic Camp
  • Scott R. Frakes, Director
  • Corrections Assistant Warden Salary: $78,811/year (per Montana DOC, 2022)

Nevada

Nevada Department of Corrections

  • Operates 7 correctional facilities, 2 transitional housing facilities, 9 conservation camps statewide, including:
    • Ely State Prison
    • Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center
    • High Desert State Prison
    • Lovelock Correctional Center
    • Northern Nevada Correctional Center
    • Southern Desert Correctional Center
    • Warm Springs Correctional Center
  • Charles Daniels, Director
  • Director Salary: $143,779/year (per State of Nevada, 2022)
  • Deputy Director of Operations Salary: $131,743/year (per State of Nevada, 2022)

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Corrections

  • Operates 6 correctional facilities statewide, including:
    • NH State Prison for Men
    • NH Correctional Facility for Women
    • Northern NH Correctional Facility
    • Corrections Transitional Work Center
    • Calumet House Transitional Housing
    • Shea Farm Transitional Housing
  • Helen E. Hanks, Commissioner
  • Commissioner Salary: $144,354/year (2020, per GovSalaries.com)
  • Warden Salary: $131,857/year (2020, per GovSalaries.com)

New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Corrections

  • Operates 11 main incarceration facilities, 11 community RCRP facilities, and one assessment center statewide, including:
    • Adult Diagnostic/Treatment Ctr
    • Bayside
    • East Jersey
    • Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women
    • Mid-State
    • New Jersey State
    • Northern State
    • South Woods State
    • Southern State
  • Victoria L. Kuhn, Esq., Acting Commissioner
  • Director of Communications Salary: $140,500/year (per NJDOC, 2022)
  • Administrator, Southern State Facility Salary: $121,301/year (per GovSalaries.com, 2016)

New Mexico

New Mexico Corrections Department

  • Operates 8 state-run adult correctional facilities and 2 privately-operated facilities, including:
    • Central NM
    • Guadalupe County
    • Northeast NM
    • Penitentiary of NM
    • Roswell
    • Springer
    • Southern NM
    • Western NM
  • Gary Maciel, Director
  • Correctional Administrator Salary: $218,603/year (per SalaryExpert.com, 2021)

New York

New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

  • Operates 17 maximum-security facilities, 27 medium-security facilities, and 5 minimum-security facilities statewide, too many to list here
  • Anthony J. Annucci, Acting Commissioner
  • Executive Deputy Commissioner Salary: $198,637/year (per NY State Comptroller, 2020)
  • Assistant Commissioner Salary: $169,676/year (per NY State Comptroller, 2017)

North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Public Safety

  • Operates 56 correctional institutions statewide, too many to list here
  • Eddie M. Buffaloe, Jr., Secretary, Dept of Public Safety
  • Correctional Facility Administrator (Warden IV) Salary: $95,159/year (per Salary.com, 2021)

North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

  • Operates three adult prisons:
    • North Dakota State Penitentiary
    • James River Correctional Center
    • Missouri River Correctional Center 
  • Dave Krabbenhoft, Director, Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
  • Administrative Services Director Salary: $86,558/year (per GovSalaries.com, 2020)
  • Deputy Warden Salary: $83,909/year (per GovSalaries.com, 2020)

Ohio

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction

  • Operates 28 correctional facilities statewide, too many to list here
  • Chris Lambert, Chief Inspector 
  • Deputy Director Salary: $134,338/year (per GovSalaries.com, 2019)
  • Human Capital Management Administrator Salary: $125,329/year (per GovSalaries.com, 2019)

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Corrections

  • Operates 22 correctional facilities statewide, including:
    • Charles E. “Bill” Johnson Correctional Center
    • Clara Waters Community Corrections Center
    • Dick Conner Correctional Center
    • Dr. Eddie Warrior Correctional Center
    • Enid Community Corrections Center
    • Howard McLeod Correctional Center
    • Jackie Brannon Correctional Center
    • James Crabtree Correctional Center
    • Jess Dunn Correctional Center
    • Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center
    • John H. Lilley Correctional Center
    • Joseph Harp Correctional Center
    • Lawton Community Corrections Center
    • Lexington Assessment and Reception Center
    • Mabel Bassett Correctional Center
    • Mack Alford Correctional Center
    • Northeast Oklahoma Community Corrections Center
    • North Fork Correctional Center
    • Oklahoma State Penitentiary
    • Oklahoma State Reformatory
    • Oklahoma City Community Corrections Center
    • Union City Community Corrections Center
  • Jason Bryant, Chief Administrator, Division of Institutions
  • Administrative Programs Officer I Salary: $46,644/year (per Oklahoma Corrections, 2022)
  • Correctional Health Services Administrator II Salary: $68,988/year (per Oklahoma Corrections, 2022)
  • Deputy Warden Salary: $83,568/year (per Oklahoma Corrections, 2022)

Oregon Department of Corrections

  • Operates 14 prison facilities statewide, including:
    • Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF)
    • Columbia River Correctional Institution (CRCI)
    • Deer Ridge Correctional Institution (DRCI)
    • Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI)
    • Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI)
    • Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP)
    • Powder River Correctional Facility (PRCF)
    • Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI)
    • Shutter Creek Correctional Institution (SCCI)
    • Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI)
    • South Fork Forest Camp (SFFC)
    • Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI)
    • Warner Creek Correctional Facility (WCCF)
  • Collette S. Peters, Director of Corrections
  • Communications Administrator of Facility Salary: $83,040 to $137,364/year (per Oregon State Gov’t, 2022)
  • Principal Executive Manager I Salary: $193,148/year (per OregonLive.com, 2019)

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

  • Operates 23 state correctional institutions and motivational boot camps, including:
    • Albion
    • Benner Township
    • Cambridge Springs
    • Camp Hill
    • Chester
    • Coal Township
    • Dallas
    • Fayette
    • Forest
    • Frackville
    • Greene
    • Houtzdale
    • Huntingdon
    • Laurel Highlands
    • Mahanoy
    • Mercer
    • Muncy
    • Phoenix
    • Pine Grove
    • Quehanna
    • Rockview
    • Smithfield
    • Somerset
    • Waymart
  • George Little, Acting Secretary of Corrections
  • Executive Deputy Secretary Corrections Salary: $148,969/year (per GovSalaries.com, 2018)
  • Corrections Superintendent Salary: $147,150/year (per GovSalaries.com, 2018)

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Corrections

  • Operates six correctional facilities statewide:
    • Anthony P. Travisono
    • High Security Center
    • Maximum Security
    • John J. Moran Medium Security
    • Minimum Security
    • Gloria McDonald Women’s Facility
  • Patricia A. Coyne-Fague, Esq., Director
  • Administrative Officer Salary: $167,626/year (per State of Rhode Island, 2019)

South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Corrections

  • Operates 21 correctional institutions statewide, including:
    • Allendale Correctional Institution
    • Broad River Correctional Institution
    • Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution
    • Evans Correctional Institution
    • Goodman Correctional Institution 
    • Kershaw Correctional Institution
    • Kirkland Correctional Institution
    • Leath Correctional Institution
    • Lee Correctional Institution
    • Lieber Correctional Institution
    • Livesay Correctional Institution 
    • MacDougall Correctional Institution 
    • Manning Correctional Institution 
    • McCormick Correctional Institution
    • Palmer Pre-Release Center 
    • Perry Correctional Institution 
    • Ridgeland Correctional Institution
    • Trenton Correctional Institution 
    • Turbeville Correctional Institution
    • Tyger River Correctional Institution
    • Walden Correctional Institution 
    • Wateree River Correctional Institution 
  • Bryan P. Stirling, Director
  • Warden II Salary: $91,892/year (per State of South Carolina, 2022) 

South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Corrections

  • Operates eight adult correctional facilities:
    • South Dakota State Penitentiary
    • Mike Durfee State Prison
    • Jameson Annex
    • South Dakota Women’s Prison
    • Rapid City Community Work Center
    • Yankton Community Work Center
  • Kellie Wasko, Secretary, Dept. of Corrections
  • Secretary, Dept. of Corrections Salary: $88,395/year (per State of South Dakota, 2022)
  • Correctional Superintendent Salary: $72,232/year (per State of South Dakota, 2022)

Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Correction

  • Operates 14 state prisons statewide (10 state-run and four privately-managed), including:
    • Bledsoe County
    • Mogan County
    • Northeast
    • Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility
    • Riverbend
    • Debra K. Johnson
    • Turney Center
    • Mark Luttrell
    • Northwest
    • West Tennessee
    • Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center
    • Hardeman County
    • South Central
    • Trousdale Turner
    • Whiteville
  • Lisa Helton, Interim Commissioner
  • Correctional Administrator Salary: $101,412/year (per GovSalaries.com, 2016)

Texas

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

  • Operates 90 state-run correctional facilities, and nine privately-managed facilities (too many to list here)
  • Bryan Collier, Executive Director
  • Asistant Warden Salary: $66,744/year (per TDCJ, 2022)
  • Warden I Salary: $76,416/year (per TDCJ, 2022)

Utah

Utah Department of Corrections

  • Operates 9 correctional facilities statewide, including:
    • Utah State Prison Draper
    • Central Utah Correctional Facility
    • New Utah Correctional Facility
    • County Jail Program
  • Brian Nielson, Executive Director
  • Correctional Administrator II Salary: $64,064/year (per State of Utah, 2022)

Vermont

Vermont Department of Corrections

  • Operates six correctional facilities statewide:
    • Chittenden Regional
    • Marble Valley Regional
    • Northeast
    • Northern State
    • Northwest State
    • Southern State
  • Nicholas Deml, Commissioner
  • Facilities & Operations Manager Salary: $105,550/year per Vermont.gov, 2022

Virginia

Virginia Department of Corrections

  • Operates 43 correctional facilities statewide, too many to list here
  • Harold W. Clarke, Director
  • Corrections Warden Salary: $87,866 to $147,739/year (per VA DOC, 2022)
  • Unit Manager Salary: $50,811 to $79,361/year (per VA DOC, 2022)

Washington

Washington State Department of Corrections

  • Operates 12 correctional facilities statewide, including:
    • Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC)
    • Cedar Creek Corrections Center (CCCC)
    • Clallam Bay Corrections Center (CBCC)
    • Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC)
    • Larch Corrections Center (LCC)
    • Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW)
    • Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC)
    • Olympic Corrections Center (OCC)
    • Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC)
    • Washington Corrections Center (WCC)
    • Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW)
    • Washington State Penitentiary (WSP)
  • Cheryl Strange, Secretary, Dept. of Corrections
  • Director of Strategy & Innovation Salary: $105,220 to $128,856/year (per Washington State DOC, 2022)
  • Facilities Manager Salary: $80,664 to $103,248/year (per Washington State DOC, 2022)

West Virginia

West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation

  • Operates 21 adult correctional facilities statewide, including:
    • Central Regional Jail and Correctional Facility
    • Denmar Correctional Center and Jail
    • Eastern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility
    • Huttonsville Correctional Center and Jail/Huttonsville Work Camp
    • Lakin Correctional Center and Jail
    • Martinsburg Correctional Center and Jail
    • McDowell County Corrections/Stevens Correctional Center
    • Mount Olive Correctional Complex and Jail/Slayton Work Camp
    • North Central Regional Jail and Correctional Facility
    • Northern Correctional Facility
    • Northern Regional Jail
    • Ohio County Correctional Center and Jail
    • Potomac Highlands Regional Jail and Correctional Facility
    • Pruntytown Correctional Center and Jail
    • Saint Marys Correctional Center and Jail
    • Salem Correctional Center and Jail
    • South Central Regional Jail and Correctional Facility
    • Southern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility
    • Southwestern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility
    • Tygart Valley Regional Jail and Correctional Facility
    • Western Regional Jail and Correctional Facility
  • Betsy Jividen, Commissioner for Corrections
  • Warden Salary: $55,654/year (per ZipRecruiter.com, 2021)

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Corrections

  • Operates 37 correctional facilities statewide, too many to list here
  • Kevin A. Carr, Secretary
  • Correctional Sergeant Salary: $173,894/year (per Openthebooks.com, 2019)
  • Assistant Deputy Secretary Salary: $123,412/year (per Openthebooks.com, 2020)

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Corrections

  • Operates five correctional facilities statewide, including:
    • Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp (WHCC) in Newcastle
    • Wyoming Honor Farm (WHF) in Riverton
    • Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI) in Torrington
    • Wyoming State Penitentiary (WSP) and the Youthful Offender Treatment Program in Rawlins
    • Wyoming Women’s Center (WWC) in Lusk
  • Daniel Shannon, Director
  • Director Salary: $113,383/year (per GovSalaries.com, 2019)
  • Associate Warden Salary: $86,848/year (per GovSalaries.com, 2019)