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Oklahoma governor picks agency veteran as new prisons boss


December 8, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt appointed on Friday a longtime Department of Corrections veteran to lead the agency.

Stitt announced Scott Crow, a 23-year employee of the agency, would serve as the new executive director. Crow has been the agency's interim director since June, when his predecessor Joe Allbaugh abruptly resigned.

In a statement, Stitt praised Crow for helping organize re-entry fairs ahead of a mass commutation last month and for improving morale among agency employees.

"Crow is strengthening morale among employees and setting goals to modernize operations,...

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