04/05/16 - 9:01pm
JUNEAU — State Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams defended his appointment Tuesday amid criticism from a correctional officers’ union over a scathing review of the department that Williams helped conduct.
The review found outdated policies, cases of lax or informal consequences for apparent employee misconduct and mistrust between corrections staff and management. The review, ordered by Gov. Bill Walker after several inmate deaths, was conducted by Williams, then a special assistant to the governor, and former FBI agent Joe Hanlon.