Montana Governor Steve Bullock today announced he has appointed Reginald Michael to serve as the Director of the Montana Department of Corrections.
“Reginald Michael brings vast experience to Montana’s corrections system,” said Governor Bullock. “I’m confident his leadership and commitment to keep Montanans safe and improve services will serve not only the department well, but communities all across our state.”
“It’s an honor to join Governor Bullock’s team to lead this important agency,” Michael said. “I look forward to working with a talented team at the Montana Department of Corrections and applying my experience to strengthen the system, reduce recidivism, and improve public safety.”
Reginald Michael comes to Montana from Miami, Florida where he managed the fourth largest U.S. Probation Office in the nation. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. His career in criminal justice spans over 30 years, most recently serving as Chief U.S. Probation Officer and Court Unit Executive for the Southern District of Florida.
Michael received the 2016 Directors Award from The Honorable James C. Duff, Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in Washington, D.C. His previous experience has taken him around the country and he has held various positions within the District Court System including: Deputy Chief U.S. Probation Officer in the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada; Chief of the Program Review Branch and a Probation and Pretrial Services Regional Administrator in the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in Washington, D.C.; and U.S. Probation Officer, Officer in Charge for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York in New York City, New York.