New Leadership Coming to Newton Correctional Facility

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Kris Weitzel

Kris Weitzell

NEWTON, Iowa — The Board of Corrections has approved a new warden for leadership.

The board appointed Kris Weitzell as warden following the retirement of Terry Mapes.

“Warden Weitzell has extensive administrative corrections experience with proven leadership in the management, supervision and treatment of adult offenders,” Department of Corrections spokesperson Fred Scaletta said.

Weitzell is currently the Warden of the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility and was previously Superintendent of the Clarinda Correctional Facility.