Jefferson S. Dunn,
Jeff Dunn was appointed Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) on April 1, 2015, after serving 28 rewarding years in the United States Air Force and retiring at the rank of Colonel.
Commissioner Dunn leads Alabama’s largest law enforcement agency, managing an inmate population of more than 25,000 offenders in 26 correctional institutions; employs a workforce of over 3,600 correctional officers, correctional supervisors and support staff; oversees Alabama Correctional Industries and operates on an annual budget exceeding $500 million.
Commissioner Dunn is committed to the transformation of Alabama’s corrections system. During his tenure, he developed the Department’s strategic plan to reverse long-established challenges in four focus areas: staffing, infrastructure, programming and culture. The Strategic Plan serves as the roadmap to realizing a new vision of public safety through safe and secure confinement, effective rehabilitation and successful re-entry.
Commissioner Dunn is active in criminal justice policy development serving on the Alabama Sentencing Commission, the Alabama Justice Information Commission and the Governor’s Criminal Justice Policy Reform Study Group. Nationally, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Correctional Leaders Association. In the area of public policy, Commissioner Dunn serves on the Alabama Council on Opioid Abuse and Addiction, as well as the Alabama Children’s Policy Council.
Commissioner Dunn is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College where he earned a degree in English and a commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. He holds a Master of Arts in Non-Profit Management from Regent University, a Master of Science in Transportation & Logistics from the Air Force Institute of Technology and dual Masters in Operational Design and Strategic Studies from the Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
He and his wife, Susan, have been married for 33 years and reside in Montgomery, Alabama. They have three grown children – Morgan, Shaw and his wife, Meredith – and one grandchild, Wrenley Ann.