Rauner names new corrections chief

Staff Report

Governor Bruce Rauner announced that he has selected Donald Stolworthy to lead the Illinois Department of Corrections as its new director.

Stolworthy currently works for the U.S. State Department in the Bureau of  International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

In his current role Stolworthy conducts assessments of foreign prison systems to how the U.S. can help transform them.

Donald Stolworthy graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in history.

Stolworthy began his career in corrections in 1999 as a probation and parole officer with the Alaska Department of Corrections.

He also worked as a legislative aide to a member of the Alaska House of Representatives and as the division director of the Alaska Charitable Gaming Division.

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