Kansas secretary of corrections retiring

Ray Roberts (Courtesy: Kansas Department of Corrections)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – The Kansas secretary of corrections has announced plans to retire.

Gov. Sam Brownback’s office said in a release Friday that Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts will retire at the end of the year. Roberts has led the state Department of Corrections since 2011.

Roberts, who has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Southern Mississippi, has also served as warden of El Dorado Correctional Facility and as a correctional counselor. He also has a master’s degree in education counseling and guidance.

Brownback’s office did not details any plans for replacing Roberts.

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