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Justin Jones

Director

Oklahoma Corrections Professionals

HQ Phone: (405) 255-2869

Oklahoma Corrections Professionals

P.O. Box 57652

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73157

United States

Company Description

Oklahoma City, OK - The Oklahoma Corrections Professionals has initiated litigation in federal court against the Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management. The suit revolves around a 2008 change in the law requiring all future associations to have 2,000 due... more

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Background Information

Employment History

DOC Director, DOC Director

Oklahoma Public Employees Association

Director and OPEA Member

DOC

Chairman

DOC

Director Department

Corrections

Deputy Director

Corrections

Superintendent

Corrections

Affiliations

Member
Oklahoma Public Employees Association

Director
Department of Corrections

Director
Oklahoma Department of Corrections

Director
DOC

Board Member
The Council of State Governments

Education

Bachelor's degrees
Communications and Sociology
East Central University

Web References (195 Total References)


Playing Politics with Prison - Oklahoma Corrections Professionals

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And now, only a few weeks after session adjourned, the Governor has forced out our Director, Justin Jones, who served the State and the Department of Corrections for 36 years. The reason: he resisted efforts to privatize the State's prison system.


OPEA News

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Long-time DOC Director and OPEA member Justin Jones announced his retirement that will occur later this year. Jones is concluding a long and distinguished career that saw him work in different capacities at the agency. DOC members want to make sure that Jones’ replacement will be one who will work with front-line staff to alleviate some of the pressing issues that correctional professionals face in their day-to-day work. OPEA will work to meet with the new director soon after he or she is selected to forge a good working relationship.

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Department of Corrections Director Justin Jones, an OPEA member, is stepping down from his position this fall.


DOC Director Justin Jones on ...

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DOC Director Justin Jones on The Break Room DOC Director Justin Jones on The Break Room | OPEA

OPEA
The Voice of Oklahoma State Employees
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DOC Director Justin Jones on The Break Room
Mark Beutler, left, DOC Director Justin Jones, center, and Scott Barger on The Break Room
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Join OPEA's Scott Barger and Mark Beutler for an in-depth conversation with Department of Corrections Director Justin Jones on The Break Room!


Justin Jones, former ...

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Justin Jones, former corrections department director, denies ever signing off on such a plan.

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Even so, Fallin's office told two key agency heads - Department of Corrections Director Justin Jones and Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Director Terri White -- not to attend any of the meetings, Steele and Mullins said.
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"We said (to White and Jones), 'Don't go over to the meeting.
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On May 10, the day the JRI was signed into law, Jones replied, declining the offer.
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Mullins told Oklahoma Watch that the plan to shift prisoners to private prisons under the initiative was proposed by Jones.
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Jones said in an interview that he did not present a formal plan to move state prisoners to private prisons to make room for intermediate facilities and was never advised by the governor's office about the plan. Jones has been an outspoken opponent of sending state prisoners to private facilities, although during his tenure inmates have been moved into private prisons.
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Jones denied to Oklahoma Watch that the department was out of compliance with the law, saying audits had confirmed compliance. Jones said he was never briefed on the meeting between the governor's office and Avalon, although Sen.
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Jones did confirm the private-prison companies' continued interest in per-diem rates.
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The per-diem increase was not part of the negotiated budget and would be unfunded unless the House acted, Jones said. "He advised me the governor supported it and it was in my best interest to make the call, which I did," Jones said.


Oklahoma Dept. of Correction director ...

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Oklahoma Dept. of Correction director submits resignation Department of Corrections Director Justin Jones is resigning effective Oct. 1.

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Justin Jones: The DOC director had been at odds with policymakers who wanted the state to rely more on private prisons
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Department of Corrections Director Justin Jones is resigning effective Oct. 1.
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OKLAHOMA CITY - Corrections professionals on Tuesday expressed shock and sadness that Department of Corrections Executive Director Justin Jones was resigning.
Jones made the announcement to his staff late Monday, saying his resignation date is effective in October, but his last day on the job will be in August due to paid time off.
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Jones told the Tulsa World when asked if he was forced out: "It is just time to turn the page and move on to another chapter in my life."
He has worked for the agency since 1977, held several positions and was named director in 2005.
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Jones also had been at odds with some policymakers who wanted to increase the state's reliance on private prisons, an industry with lobbyists who give thousands to politicians in the form of campaign donations.
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Ary said Jones resisted further efforts to ship offenders to private prisons.
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Department of Corrections Director Justin Jones is resigning effective Oct. 1.

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