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John J. Moran, a long-time member of ACA and E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award winner, passed away on Feb. 22 at age 80. Among his many accomplishments during his 25-year tenure in the corrections field, Moran is most well known for his work as corrections director for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) from 1978 to 1990. Moran is credited with leading the department out of the turbulent era of the 1970s by constructing, renovating and expanding facilities across the state. Moran received a master's degree in social work from Boston College and began his career by working with juvenile and adult offenders as a counselor and administrator in Massachusetts in 1955. He then served as a warden in juvenile facilities in Vermont and Delaware before accepting a position with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC), where he transformed a once troubled system. His work at ADC made him a prime candidate for the position at RIDOC, which he accepted from Gov. J. Joseph Garrahy in 1978. Moran served ACA as an elected member from 1969-1970.
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Publication:Corrections Today
Article Type:Obituary
Date:Apr 1, 2011
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