Joel Hrabe was recently selected to serve as the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) deputy secretary of facilities management. This division of KDOC is responsible for the day-to-day management of the state’s eight adult correctional facilities. Previously, Hrabe had served as the warden for Norton Correctional Facility, a position he held since 2017. During his 27 years at Norton Correctional Facility, Hrabe served as a corrections counselor, classifications administrator and deputy warden. He has also worked with the agency’s Special Operations and Response Team (SORT), helped strengthen emergency response practices, and completed National Institute of Corrections (NIC) training in cognitive approaches to changing offender behavior and comprehensive prison classification systems. Hrabe is also involved with NIC’s Executive Excellence program and is a graduate of the KDOC’s Leadership Development Academy. He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Kansas State University.
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