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.
"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."
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.