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Carlson-lg Norman A. Carlson, Former Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons

Mr. Carlson has served as a director of GEO since 1994 and served previously as a Director of The Wackenhut Corporation. Mr. Carlson retired from the Department of Justice in 1987 after serving as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 17 years. During his 30-year career with the Bureau of Prisons, Mr. Carlson worked at the United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas, and at the Federal Correctional Institution, Ashland, Kentucky. From the GEO website, read more.



Stanley D. GlantzStanley D. Glanz, Sheriff, Tulsa County, Oklahoma 

Stanley Glanz began his law enforcement career with the Tulsa Police Department. While with TPD he achieved the rank of Major and served in that capacity leading the Detective Division, the Traffic Division, and the Records and Communication Division. He was elected Tulsa County Sheriff in Nov, 1988 and took office on January 2, 1989. In 2004, Attorney General John Ashcroft appointed Sheriff Glanz to the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board. In 2007, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, under direction of Sheriff Glanz, received the National Sheriffs' Association  Triple Crown Award for achieving accreditation from ACA, CALEA and NCCHC. From the Tulsa County Sherriff's Office website, read more.

James B. JacobsJames B. Jacobs, Professor, New York University School of Law

James B. Jacobs is the Warren E. burger Professor of law and Director, Center for Research in Crime and Justice. He holds a J.D. ('73) and Sociology ('75) from the University of Chicago. His doctoral dissertation, Stateville: The Penitentiary in Mass Society (1977), a classic in penology, is still assigned in classrooms around the country. In 1982, after seven years as a faculty member at Cornell Law School, Professor Jacobs was recruited to New York University School of Law, where he was appointed Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice. From the New York University website, read more.

Gary L. RaneyGary L. Raney, Sheriff, Ada County, Idaho

Sheriff Gary Raney joined the Ada County Sheriff's Office in 1983 because of its reputation as one of the most professional and respected law enforcement agencies in the Northwest. He advanced through the ranks of the Sheriff's Office until he was appointed Undersheriff in 2002. He was elected and sworn in as the Ada County Sheriff in 2005, and is now responsible for the largest law enforcement agency in the State of Idaho. From the Ada County Sheriff’s Office website, read more.

Anne K. SeymourAnne K. Seymour, Victim Advocate, Washington, DC

Anne Seymour is a Co-founder and Senior Advisor of the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit Justice Solutions, specializing in criminal and juvenile justice, crime victims' rights and services, and community safety. Her current work includes public policy development, training and technical assistance, program evaluation, strategic planning, and research in victim assistance, corrections-based victim services, family violence, the news media's coverage of crime, juvenile justice, and restorative justice, as well as developing new technologies to improve criminal justice and victim services. From the Justice Solutions website, read more.

Susan Weld ShafferSusan Weld Shaffer, Director, District of Columbia Pretrial Services Agency

Ms. Shaffer has been the Director of the District of Columbia Pretrial Services Agency since 1997. Prior to joining the Agency as Deputy Director in February 1995, Ms. Shaffer was the Director of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Standards Committee. She has also served as a Staff Attorney of the American Civil Liberties Union Project on National Security, a Staff Attorney of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service Mental Health Division, and as an Associate in the Rochester, New York law firm of Emmelyn Logan-Baldwin, Esq., specializing in employment discrimination litigation. From the Pretrial Services Agency website, read more.


Arthur M. Wallenstein, Director, Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation

Mr. Wallenstein has led the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation in Montgomery County, Maryland since 1999. He has 33 years service as a Corrections Director at the county level of government. Previous Director/Warden assignments were with the Department of Adult Detention in King County, Washington and the Department of Corrections in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The facilities he administers hold ACA, NCCHC and CEA (Correctional Education Association) voluntary national accreditation. Prior to moving to county corrections and jail/community corrections management he was Assistant Warden at Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet, Illinois. From the Montgomery College website, read more.

Reginald A. WilkinsonReginald A. Wilkinson, President, Ohio College Access Network

Dr. Wilkinson is currently the Executive Director of the Business Alliance on Higher Education and the Economy.  Previously, he was appointed Director of The State of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) by former Governor Voinovich in February 1991 and re-appointed by Governor Taft in January 1999.   He served in that capacity until his retirement in April, 2006. From the Ohio College Access Network website, read more.

Diane WilliamsDiane Williams, President/CEO, Safer Foundation, Chicago,IL

Ms. Williams was named president and CEO of the Safer Foundation in February 1996, after having served on its Board of Directors and as a volunteer since the 1970s. As president, Ms. Williams leads the nation's largest private nonprofit provider of social services, education and employment services exclusively targeting individuals with a criminal record. From the Safer Foundation website, read more.

Max WilliamsMax Williams, Director, Oregon Department of Corrections

Max Williams became Director of the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) in January 2004. He was appointed by Governor Ted Kulongoski after a distinguished career in the Oregon Legislative Assembly where he was chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, chairman of the Legislative Counsel Committee and a senior member of the House Revenue Committee. He was also a practicing attorney for more than 12 years at the Portland law firm Miller Nash LLP. From the Oregon Department of Corrections website, read more.

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