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Statement from CDCR Secretary Beard

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary Jeffrey Beard issued the following statement today regarding the announcement that CDCR Undersecretary Terri McDonald has accepted the position of Assistant Sheriff in Los Angeles County.

“Terri McDonald has provided leadership to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in many areas and through many challenges, especially in the last few years as the department grappled with overcrowding, court orders and reform.  She approached each challenge as an opportunity to innovate and make the department smarter, better and more efficient. She has worked with our leadership team to help improve how we manage inmates and supervise parolees, make prisons and communities safer, and create a roadmap to ensure CDCR regains its place as a national leader. This department – juvenile justice, parole and prisons – has been under great pressure for years, and I couldn’t be prouder of Ms. McDonald’s contributions to make a correctional system that all Californians can be proud of. I am confident that her extensive experience, passion for staff, and commitment to public safety will serve her well in her new position.”

FEBRUARY 22, 2013
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