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David Shinn becomes new director of AZ Department of Corrections

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Posted at 11:11 AM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 20:20:09-04

Governor Ducey has announced David Shinn as the new director of the Arizona Department of Corrections, according to a press release issued Monday.

Shinn is replacing Charles Ryan, who retired after several ABC15 investigations revealed issues with broken locks and attacks within the Arizona prison system.

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Shinn currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Program Review Division of the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C. and has served with the Federal Bureau of Prisons since 1991, according to officials.

Shinn's first day as Arizona Department of Corrections director is October 21.