Clements, Thomas "Tom" Lynn Continued: The Position Involved Significant Interaction with the Judiciary across the State as Well as Other Divisions within State Government. Tom Was Promoted in 1999 to Deputy Director of the Division of Adult Institutio

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Clements, Thomas "Tom" Lynn continued: The position involved significant interaction with the judiciary across the state as well as other divisions within state government. Tom was promoted in 1999 to Deputy Director of the Division of Adult Institutions. He had direct operational oversight for seven of Missouri's adult correctional institutions, which housed more than 10,000 inmates and were operated by nearly 3,000 staff. The institutions ranged from low security to maximum security. Tom planned and opened a 2,000 bed Western Reception Diagnostic and Correctional Center and provided direct supervision of prison superintendents. His job included significant leadership and strategic planning in the development of new programs, offender population growth management and operational initiatives within the Department of Corrections. Tom was the founding chairperson for Missouri's Transition from Prison to Community inter-departmental Steering Team and an active member of the Missouri Re-entry Process Steering Team. Tom became Director of the Division of Adult Institutions in 2007 and expanded his oversight to 21 adult correctional institutions and management of more than 30,000 incarcerated offenders. He served at the appointing authority for more than 8,000 divisional employees and resolved labor and management issues that arose with employee labor organizations. Tom retired from the Missouri Department of Corrections in 2011 and moved to Colorado after he was appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to work as the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections. As the Executive Director he was responsible to ensure the safe, secure and humane operations of state and private institutions and parole operations. This included ensuring offenders had the opportunity to participate in educational programs, treatment and other services designed to effectively instill pro-social behaviors and promote successful outcomes. …