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Indiana Department of Correction adds diversity commissioner

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Posted at 1:58 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 01:58:48-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Correction has added a deputy commissioner of diversity and development.

According to a press release from the Indiana Department of Correction, the position is responsible for maintaining and improving standards of equity and inclusion to build on existing successes of a workforce that "champions diversity, values cultural differences and recognizes each staff member plays an important part in creating and maintaining a safe work environment."

The deputy commissioner will work with both staff and offenders to promote inclusive, diverse environments throughout IDOC in which all feel safe, with a true sense of acceptance and belonging. The position will also assist IDOC leaders in attracting, retaining and promoting a diverse workforce as well as provide guidance for programs and training focused on equity and inclusion.

IDOC announced that Angela Sutton has been named to the role.