September 28, 2022

Indiana Department of Correction leader stepping down to join lobbying firm

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Indiana Department of Correction Commissioner Rob Carter, left, will step down Oct. 14, 2022 to join a lobbying firm. IDOC Deputy Commissioner Christina Reagle, right, will take over as commissioner, effective Oct. 17, 2022. - Courtesy Of The State Of Indiana

Indiana Department of Correction Commissioner Rob Carter, left, will step down Oct. 14, 2022 to join a lobbying firm. IDOC Deputy Commissioner Christina Reagle, right, will take over as commissioner, effective Oct. 17, 2022.

Courtesy Of The State Of Indiana

Indiana’s prison system is getting a new leader.

The governor’s office announced Wednesday that Department of Correction Commissioner Rob Carter will step down next month. He’s leaving his position for a job in the private sector, working for a major law and lobbying firm.

Carter was appointed as commissioner in 2017. Gov. Eric Holcomb praised his leadership, saying his work to create training programs for incarcerated people will have a “ripple effect across the state for years to come.”

Taking over the DOC top job is current deputy commissioner Christina Reagle. She’s been with the agency for more than a decade, including leadership of the finance, construction, data and technology divisions.

Reagle will start her new job Oct. 17.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

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