Sep 5, 2013 5:46 PM by Kirsten Boyd

Colorado director of prisons resigns after 4 months

Colorado's director of prisons has resigned after four months on the job. Mark Flowers sent an email to staff Thursday morning announcing his decision, although he did not give a reason for his departure.

Flowers started at the Department of Corrections in May, several weeks after the death of the Department's Executive Director Tom Clements. Two months ago, DOC hired a new executive director, Rick Raemisch.

As the director of prisons, Flowers was responsible for providing security, programming and support services at 19 state and five private prisons. His duties included supervising education programs, classification and time computation, transportation, critical incident/emergency management, food and laundry services and faith and citizen programming.

Before coming to Colorado, Flowers worked at the Virginia Department of Corrections, a private detention facility, and the U.S. Army's correctional system.


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