Reynolds picks Des Moines woman as Corrections director
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has appointed a Des Moines woman to head the Iowa Department of Corrections.
Reynolds on Monday announced she had named Beth Skinner as director of the department, which oversee nine correctional institutions.
Skinner will replace interim director Dan Craig, who will retired in June.
Skinner has been working as the department’s director of risk reduction, in which she led recidivism reduction efforts. She also lad the department’s research division and training department.
She has bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Iowa.