KUSA - Colorado's director of prisons has resigned after just four months on the job. Mark Flowers sent an email to staff Thursday announcing his decision. It is unclear why he resigned.
Flowers started at the Department of Corrections in May, several weeks after the death of the Department's Executive Director Tom Clements. Two months ago, DOC hired a new executive director, Rick Raemisch. Flowers reported directly to Raemisch.
A DOC spokesman says Raemisch did not ask Flowers to leave.
READ FLOWERS' EMAIL
As the director of prisons, Flowers was responsible for providing security, programming, and support services at 19 state and five private prisons. His duties included supervising education programs, classification and time computation, transportation, critical incident/emergency management, food and laundry services and faith and citizen programming.
Before coming to Colorado, Flowers worked at the Virginia Department of Corrections, a private detention facility, and the U.S. Army's correctional system.
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