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June 2019

Werner named deputy director of CID Support Operations

John Werner

John Werner is the new deputy director of Support Operations for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Correctional Institutions Division effective July 1. Support Operations manages support functions at CID facilities across the state and includes oversight of Classification and Records, Offender Transportation, the Mail System Coordinators Panel, the Office for Disciplinary Coordination, and Laundry, Food and Supply.

Werner began his TDCJ career in 1992 as a correctional officer at the Ferguson Unit, and advanced through the security ranks, eventually serving as senior warden at several secure CID units. In 2016 Werner was promoted to director of CID Region III where he oversaw operations at 19 correctional facilities in southeast Texas.

Lorie Davis, director of TDCJ’s Correctional Institutions Division, commends the selection, saying, “John Werner’s 27 years of correctional experience, along with his resilient leadership qualities and positive energy, will serve the agency well as we face future challenges and pursue new opportunities.”

Werner assumes the duties of Leonard Echessa, who is retiring from the agency after three years as deputy director of CID Support Operations.