"It's Okay for Us to Question Who We Are"

 On Thursday, July 25, 143 new Colorado Department of Corrections staff took their oath of office after completing a month long training academy which all staff must attend. Executive Director, Dean Williams, presented a speech to the newly sworn DOC staff members and graduation attendees.  

WESTWORD - Sara Fleming

 "If you talk to most corrections officers, they want to be a part of something, they want to be a part of helping turn people's lives around." 

The Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) names new deputy executive directors

CDOC names new deputy executive directors

Appointments part of shift towards recidivism reduction goal. - Journal-Advocate

COLORADO SPRINGS- Today the Department of Corrections announced the

appointment of two Deputy Executive Directors. Travis Trani, who previously

served as the department’s Director of Prisons, was promoted to the position of

Deputy Executive Director of Prison Operations, and Ruth Coffman will join the

department as the Deputy Executive Director of Community Operations.

“The Colorado Department of Corrections is currently undergoing a strategic

evolution, focused on providing effective programming and positive transformation

opportunities behind the walls, as well as support and connections for offenders

returning to our communities,” said Colorado Department of Corrections Executive

Director Dean Williams. “Travis and Ruth both bring incredible experience and

passion to these positions, and I am grateful to have leaders of their caliber helping

me and the rest of our department navigate through this time of growth and


 We welcome both Deputy Executive Directors and the experience they bring in their new roles  within the Colorado Department of Corrections.