Governor hires new corrections secretary

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday picked a new corrections secretary to replace Roger Werholtz who has been serving in a transitional role for the agency.

Kelly announced Jeff Zmuda, currently the deputy director of the Idaho Department of Correction, will replace Werholtz as the Kansas corrections secretary.

“This is a critical time of change and recovery for the Kansas Department of Corrections,” Kelly said in a statement.

“I’m pleased Jeff Zmuda has agreed to take on the important challenge of restoring our corrections system and improving morale across all facilities," Kelly said. "He will continue our work to rebuild . . .


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