Candidates for state Corrections Director come from Alaska, Washington, and Florida.
Current Corrections Director Michael Kenney is not on the list.
Gov. Pete Ricketts released the names of the candidates chosen with the help of Ford Webb Associates, a national search firm. Ricketts will interview the candidates before choosing a new director.
The candidates as released by the governor’s office are:
Bryan Brandenburg of Palmer, Alaska recently served as the Director for the Division of Institutions at the Department of Corrections for the State of Alaska.
Scott Frakes of Olympia, Washington is Deputy Director of the Washington Department of Corrections.
Daniel Ronay of Tallahassee, Florida is Vice President of Operations for Correctional Healthcare Companies.
The Department of Correctional Services has come under considerable criticism over the past couple of years for miscalculating the sentences of inmates to failing to seek civil commitment for Nikko Jenkins, who killed four people in Omaha after being released from prison.
Kenney has come under fire for creating a program to deal with some of the inmates released prematurely without following written procedures.
Ricketts vowed to make a national search for a leader who could shepherd changes at the department.