James "Jimmy" LeBlanc - Secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections
James "Jimmy" LeBlanc of Jackson (East Feliciana Parish) has served as the warden of the Dixon Correctional Institute since 1995.
is responsible for the operation of a 1,552 bed minimum, medium and maximum adult male prison with more than 500 staff members and an annual operating budget of $11 million.
has worked to promote public safety strategies aimed at reducing victimization, improving public safety, and reducing the cost of incarceration while focusing on improving education, job skills, and character-based training to reduce the rate of recidivism.
LeBlanc also currently serves as the Acting Chief of Operations for the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections where he oversees the management and operation of 11 adult prisons and the Division of Probation and Parole.
also provides oversight to the Department's
Internal Investigative Division and technical assistance to local jail facilities which house more than 16,000 inmates.
Additionally, LeBlanc is also currently serving as a Regional Warden at the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, overseeing the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center, the Rayburn Correctional Center, and the Dixon Correctional Institute.
LeBlanc has previously served as the Undersecretary for the Department of Public Safety and Corrections from 1992 to 1995, and from 1989 to 1992 he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary II for the Division of Enterprises.
He is a member of the American Correctional Association, the ACA Corrections Industry Committee, the ACA Adult Correctional Committee, and the ACA Nominating Committee.
He is the vice president of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections Credit Union, and serves as secretary of the Louisiana Prison Chapel Foundation and the Louisiana Association of Wardens and Superintendents.
LeBlanc has a bachelor's of arts in business administration from Southeastern University in Hammond.