Kansas Governor Laura Kelly recently announced that Jefferey Zmuda has been selected as the next secretary of corrections for the Kansas Department of Corrections. Prior to this, Zmuda was the deputy director of the Idaho Department of Correction. Zmuda has a long record of success managing the Idaho Department of Correction and coordinating with stakeholders, including legislators, the judiciary and other county and state partners. Previously, he served as the chief of prisons in Idaho. In this role, he oversaw all aspects of prison operations for nine state run facilities, including public safety initiatives, security protocols and practices, mental health care and treatment, education services, and reentry programs. Zmuda also has extensive experience addressing personnel and operations challenges across a correctional system.