Massachusetts corrections chief to be next director for Va. prisons
Gov. Bob McDonnell named Harold Clarke director of the state Department of Corrections.
Clarke has been commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Correction since 2007. Before that, he was secretary the Washington State Department of Corrections. He also spent 15 years as director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, where he helped develop a program to help reintegrate prisoners into society after their release.
A news release from McDonnell's office also indicates that Clarke served as president of the American Correctional Association and president of the Association of State Correctional Administrators.
He succeeds Gene Johnson in the job.
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