Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 2, 1998

New Wardens Named for Richland and Lorain Prisons

(Columbus)--Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) Director Reginald A. Wilkinson has named Larry D. Seidner of Ashland Warden of the new Richland Correctional Institution in Mansfield.  The medium security facility is scheduled to receive inmates in the fall.

Seidner has been employed by DRC since 1968, when he began his career as a Social Worker at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield.   Since 1995 he has been Warden at the Lorain Correctional Institution, which acts as a reception center for inmates sentenced from the northern region of the state.  He was acting Warden at the Northeast Pre-Release Center in Cleveland and Deputy Warden at Grafton and Lorain.  The Richland facility will be the third new prison Seidner has helped activate.

Warden Seidner, 53, holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Sociology from Ashland College.

Margaret A. Bagley has been named to fill the Warden position vacated by Seidner at Lorain Correctional Institution.  Bagley began her career with DRC in 1987 as Food Service Coordinator at the Ohio Reformatory for Women.   She served as Social Worker, Case Manager, Labor Relations Officer, and Administrative Assistant to the North Regional Director of Prisons in 1996.  She currently serves as Deputy Warden at the Marion Correctional Institution.  Prior to her coming to Ohio, she was the Warden's Assistant at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Worth, Texas.

Ms. Bagley, 36, is a native of Canton, Ohio and graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville, Ohio.  She holds a bachelor's degree in History/Pre-Law from Walsh University and a master's in Corrections/Criminal Justice from Kent State University.

The changes are effective April 13, 1998.

For more information, please contact Joe Andrews, DRC Public Information Officer at 614-752-1150.