Gov. Jim Pillen names new Nebraska corrections director
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Gov. Jim Pillen on Monday announced Rob Jeffreys as the next director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.
Jeffreys was formerly the director of the Illinois Department of Corrections and spent 24 years with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
“Rob is a visionary and nationally recognized leader in corrections with a long track record of success,” Pillen said in a press release. “I respect his many years in public service and his expertise in this field. Director Jeffreys will be a great asset to the department and the state as we look toward replacing the aging Nebraska State Penitentiary and creating pathways back to the community for our inmate population.”
Jeffreys starts on April 17 and will be paid $210,000 a year.
“It is an honor to serve as the next director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services,” Jeffreys said in the release. “I have dedicated my life to the field of corrections. This role is a perfect fit and I am eager to get started.”