Acting Corrections Secretary Jeff Zmuda recently announced the appointment of longtime Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) administrator Gloria Geither, the agency’s case management and mentoring director, as warden for Topeka Correctional Facility; effective October 6. Geither replaces the vacancy left by Shannon Meyer’s move from Topeka Correctional Facility, the state’s only women’s prison. Currently, the facility has a population of 902. Previously, Geither oversaw the agency’s Mentoring4Success program and efforts to improve risk-reduction strategies to improve recidivism and overall prison admissions. She began her career with the KDOC in 1990 at Topeka Correctional Facility as the director of the women’s activities and learning center, and would go on to serve as the agency’s director of religious services. Geither received her bachelor’s degree in administration of justice with an emphasis in corrections and a minor in sociology from Wichita State University. She received her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas.
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