|Deputy director tapped to lead Utah Department of Corrections|
|By deseretnews.com- Annie Knox|
SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert has promoted Utah's deputy corrections boss to lead the state's prison and parole systems.
Mike Haddon, who was second in command for 11 years, will head the Utah Department of Corrections, Herbert announced Tuesday. In his new job, Haddon will join other state officials in overseeing the design and completion of a new, nearly $650 million prison just west of Salt Lake City.
Herbert said Haddon has worked in criminal justice for almost three decades.
"He is clearly a talented individual. Most importantly, he understands that we cannot simply warehouse inmates," Herbert said. "Instead, we need to focus on rehabilitating people and helping them lead better lives and prepare to be productive citizens."
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