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For Immediate Release

January 13, 2016

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

New Warden for the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord

(Concord, NH) New Hampshire Department of Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn announced that a 36-year veteran Criminal Justice professional has been selected as the new Warden of the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord.

Michael A. Zenk of Lyons, Ohio was selected following a nationwide search. Since 2012 Warden Zenk has been the Deputy Court Administrator of the Toledo, Ohio Municipal Court. Prior to this he worked as Superintendent of the New Castle, Indiana Correctional Facility and Warden of the Moshannon Valley Correctional Center in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. From 1986 until 2007 he worked an array of leadership positions with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons including Warden of the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, warden of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, and Warden of the Federal Correctional Institution of Allenwood, Pennsylvania. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.

Commissioner Wrenn said, “I believe Mr. Zenk is an excellent candidate for this position. He displays a high level of intelligence, a good grasp on common sense, and excellent judgment.”

“He has a clear understanding of the significant role of a warden of a prison facility. With his extensive work experience, highly developed skills and abilities, and impeccable character, I believe he certainly possesses those qualities that we were looking to find, Commissioner Wrenn added.

Warden Zenk succeeds Warden Richard M. Gerry who retired from state service in July 2015 after eight years as Warden at the Concord facility.

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