|Deputy warden named for new prison|
|By Jim Montalto, News Editor|
Michael Pacheco was chosen to become deputy warden of Wyoming’s new men’s medium security correctional institution. The Torrington complex is scheduled to open January 2010, and will house approximately 700 inmates. Pacheco was promoted from the associate warden position at Wyoming’s Honor Conservation and Boot Camp.
He will stay at WHCBC until his replacement is found and trained. Until then, he will lead a team that will develop a transition plan and time line for the new facility’s opening.
"I am pleased and excited to be taking on the challenges of deputy warden at a brand new state-of-the-art facility designed to maximize opportunities for evidence-based practices and evidence-informed decision making, building on the experience I gained at both WSP and WHCC," Pacheco said.
Pacheco became a CO in1992 at the state penitentiary, after participating in Desert Shield/Desert Storm with the 8th Engineer Support Battalion of the U.S. Marine Corps. He took a break in service to earn his associate's degree in 1996. In 1997, he returned to the penitentiary as a sergeant, where managed the segregation and protective custody units. In 2006, Pacheco became WHCBC’ associate warden.
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