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.
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.
Please join me in welcoming our new director of the Department of Corrections, David Shinn! Having served over 30 years in law enforcement leadership positions, David brings a depth of experience to lead from day one at Arizona’s largest state agency. @AZCorrections— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) October 7, 2019