Governor Mary Fallin commends new head of state’s prison system
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla._Governor Mary Fallin has commended the Oklahoma Board of Corrections for hiring Robert C. Patton to head the state’s prison system.
Patton has served the past four years as division director for the Arizona DOC. He has 28 years of experience in corrections, rising from the ranks of an entry-level corrections officer to division director. He has a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Arizona University.
“Robert C. Patton is an experienced and skilled manager,” Fallin said. “He knows how to run an agency and manage a large budget. Most importantly, he is dedicated to keeping his prisons safe for both guards and inmates.”
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