Corrections makes historic leadership appointments

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Two longtime administrators have been named to lead the Norton and Topeka corrections facilities, a historic move that will put women in charge of three of the state's adult prisons.

Acting Corrections Secretary Jeff Zmuda on Wednesday announced that Gloria Geither, the agency’s case management and mentoring director, will serve as warden for Topeka Correctional Facility, which is the state’s only women’s prison. Currently, the facility has a population of 902.

He also announced that Hazel Peterson will be the permanent warden at Norton Correctional Facility. She is now the acting warden.

The appointments mean that . . .

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