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State’s Correction Commissioner Speaks to Y’s Men Thursday

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Theresa Lantz: gives prison talk to Y’s Men. Contributed photo
Theresa C. Lantz, who was appointed Connecticut’s Department of Correction commissioner almost three years ago, will speak to the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston Thursday.

She will speak on “A New Day in Corrections, Three Years Later.” The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East  

Lantz began her career in corrections as a front line correctional officer in the Washington, D.C. prison system in 1976. During that assignment she became the first woman correction officer in that department to work inside the maximum security men’s housing unit.

She began her tenure with the Connecticut Department of Correction in July 1989 as the director of training and staff development and has since served as warden at three of the state’s high security facilities. At the time of her appointment, Lantz was one of about half dozen women state correctional commissioners in the United States.

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