Commissioner Dora B. Schriro of the New York City Department of Correction addressed graduates at Hofstra Law School’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16, 2010.
Commissioner Schriro was appointed to direct New York City’s 13,500 inmate jail system by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on September 21, 2009. Immediately prior, she had served as Special Advisor to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Detention and Removal, and Director of the Office of Detention Policy and Planning for the Department.
Previously, Commissioner Schriro served for six years as the Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections and, from 1993 to 2001, as Director of the Missouri Department of Corrections. In each state, she was the first woman selected to lead the agency.
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