The Iowa Board of Corrections has approved the hiring of a new prison wardens for the Fort Dodge & Rockwell City Prisons. Nicholas Lamb was announced as the new warden at both facilities on Friday.
Lamb worked in Illinois prisons for 26 years and has been a deputy warden at a New Mexico prison near the Mexican border for the past year.
(as said) “When I started in corrections I can honestly say I wasn’t a big programs guy, but over the years I’ve evolved,” he said. “We can’t just keep locking people up and forgetting about them. We’ve got to give them the tools to have a chance to succeed because it not only benefits the offender, it benefits the general public. I’ve seen the changes and the differences that can make.
The comments from Nicholas Lamb are courtesy of Radio Iowa. Lamb says he’ll immediately do what he calls a “climate survey” of staff and inmates to learn about the facilities and what issues may need immediate attention.