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Justin Jones named Oklahoma’s Corrections Department director

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Deputy Director Justin Jones of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections was appointed director of the agency Thursday.

Jones succeeds Ron Ward, who retired on September 30th after four years as director.

Jones takes over the agency as it grapples with financial problems and chronic understaffing of prison guards. Corrections officials have said the agency needs $31-million to hire adequate staff through the fiscal year that ends June 30th.
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