Personnel note: Charles Daniels named ADOC Deputy Commissioner of Operations

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Charles Daniels
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​The Alabama Department of Corrections ​(ADOC) ​appointed Charles Daniels as Deputy Commissioner of Operations​, the ADOC announced ​on Facebook ​Monday.

​”​I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Charles Daniels as Deputy Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Corrections Operations Division​,” said Jeff Dunn​, ADOC ​Commissioner​. “​​Mr. Daniels brings to the Department a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience that will prove invaluable to the fulfillment of ADOC’s mission and build upon a leadership team that has made tremendous progress working to strengthen a prison system that is in need of major reform.​”​

Daniels is a career correctional professional who began his service with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in August 1988. ​He rose through the ranks in the corrections profession from correctional officer to holding key executive staff positions and culminating in serving as warden of several major facilities within the Bureau of Prisons.​

During his service, Daniels was responsible for developing curriculum used by the Bureau for the professional development and internal training of federal prison officials. H created an Emergency Response Model entitled, Immediate Incident Resolution, which is a five-step emergency response continuum designed to respond to, and resolve emergent situations within a correctional environment.

Throughout his career, Daniels​ has ​ held many special staff positions that include the following: Hostage Negotiation Team Leader and Regional Trainer; member of the Bureau’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and Negotiation Teams; Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor; Black Affairs Program Manager.

Daniels is a graduate of the Aspen Institute Justice and Society Program, Center for Creative Leadership, and he holds a degree in Criminal Justice. ​He is also a Military Veteran with service in the United States Air Force​.​