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Mills Named Deputy Commissioner

Friday, January 15, 2010 | 07:00am

NASHVILLE - Warden David Mills has been named Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Correction.  Mills currently serves as Warden of the Morgan County Correctional Complex in Wartburg, Tennessee.

In making the appointment, Commissioner Gayle Ray said, "I believe Warden Mills' experience in operations, rehabilitative services, administration, clinical services, and building construction and maintenance will be invaluable as the department continues to make progress in all of these areas."

Warden Mills' career began in 1975 at the former Fort Pillow Prison and Farm.  Since that time, he has served in a number of leadership roles including warden at several institutions and regional administrator.

"I am honored to be given this opportunity to serve the department that I care a great deal about," said Mills.  "I look forward to working for Commissioner Ray as we continue to meet the challenges of protecting the citizens of the State of Tennessee."

Mills led the recent multi-million dollar expansion of the Morgan County Correctional Complex and the subsequent decommissioning of the Brushy Mountain prison.

He takes over the TDOC's number two post on February 1.

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