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Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Patricia L. Caruso spent 23 years with the Michigan Department of Corrections including nine years as a warden and almost eight years as the Director of the Department, serving as a cabinet member to Governor Jennifer Granholm.
As Director she was responsible for directing the administration of Michigan’s correctional system. During her tenure the Department successfully reduced the prison population by more than 7,500 prisoners, implemented the nationally acclaimed Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative, realized a 33% reduction in recidivism, greatly expanded public and private community partnerships, increased use of electronic monitoring, and closed 14 facilities. She retired from the Department on January 1, 2011.
Director Caruso received a B.A. in political science and sociology from Lake Superior State University and a Master of Arts in comprehensive occupational education from the University of Michigan. She is the Past President of the Association of State Correctional Administrators and the North American Association of Wardens. She is the past Vice President of the American Correctional Association and President-Elect of the Association of Women Executives in Corrections.
Director Caruso is frequently asked to speak at the local, state, and national level on topics including the story of Michigan’s successful prison population reduction, prisoner reentry, professional management in the public sector, women in corrections and leadership.
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