Deputy corrections secretary to become warden at Roxbury

A deputy secretary for the state's Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services will become warden of the Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, officials announced Friday.

Deputy Secretary of Operations J. Michael Stouffer will take on the new position at the medium-security prison Oct. 30, they said. He previously worked at Roxbury in various roles from 1983 to 1994, including as assistant warden.

State officials said Stouffer asked to return to the field and that they would begin recruiting for his position immediately. He has lived in Washington County all his life and wants a job closer to his family and Smithsburg farm, they said.

The former warden of the facility, Gregg Hershberger, recently became executive director of the department's North Region.

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