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Dynes appoints UCI professor to California prison rehabilitation board

Susan Turner, professor of criminology, law and society, and associate director of UC Irvine's Center for Evidence-Based Corrections, has been…

June 15, 2007

Susan Turner, professor of criminology, law and society, and associate director of UC Irvine’s Center for Evidence-Based Corrections, has been appointed to serve on the new California Rehabilitation Oversight Board. Created by the state legislature, the 11-member board is responsible for examining the various mental health, substance abuse, educational and employment programs for inmates and parolees operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Turner was appointed by University of California President Robert C. Dynes, who was asked to select one faculty member from the UC system who has expertise in rehabilitation of criminal offenders. The board meets for the first time Tuesday, June 19.