Dayton picks Roy to head Corrections Department

Gov. Dayton announced today that he’s selected Thomas Roy to head the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Dayton made the announcement vie news release. Roy currently serves as Director of Arrowhead Regional Corrections, serving five Northern Minnesota counties.

“Tom Roy brings extensive experience in corrections and a proven commitment to protecting citizens and communities from offenders to this critically important responsibility,” Dayton said in a news release. “My new Commissioners of Corrections, Mr. Roy, and of Public Safety, Chief Dohman, and I will work closely together with law enforcement officers, prison personnel, and local public safety officials to do everything possible to assure the safety of the people of Minnesota.”

“I am honored to be selected by Governor Dayton to lead this important agency,” said Roy. “I take nothing more seriously than the charge of keeping the public, our staff in our communities and facilities, and our offenders safe and secure. Many believe justice is completed after there is a finding of guilt. However, the real task begins in the effort to make offenders more productive citizens and successfully return them to the community.”

Dayton also announced that Lee Sheehy, who served on Dayton’s transition team, will Chair the Commission on Judicial Selection.

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