Warden Exchange

"This program has influenced me to think differently about my role as a warden and the impact prisons can have on our society. I am on fire to be a change agent in our department."

WARDEN, NEBRASKA

The Warden Exchange™ (WE) is a Prison Fellowship program empowering corrections professionals to create a legacy of safer prisons and safer communities. The Warden Exchange convenes thought leaders who exchange innovative ideas and best practices for the moral rehabilitation of inmates. Together, we can create a prison culture conducive to restorative change and successful reentry.

SERVING WARDENS

Amazing! All supervisors should go through this training.
Warden, WE Class of 2016

Using a variety of tools—business best-practices, cutting-edge technology, and revolutionary training approaches—wardens, deputy wardens, and associate wardens are equipped with knowledge and resources from throughout the field of corrections as they seek to become transformational leaders. 

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES

Today’s inmates are tomorrow’s neighbors.
– Warden, WE Class of 2016

Wardens who go through the Warden Exchange are ready to apply innovative approaches in order to impact and transform their facilities for more effective rehabilitation. As a result, prisoners can have greater access to programming and volunteers that equip, prepare, and support them to re-enter society and enrich their communities.

"I feel energized to raise the facility to a higher level. I will use what I have learned to create an environment where staff want to be at work and to improve moral rehabilitation. I really like the network that was established within these 7 months. I feel as though I can reach out to anyone in WE for help and vice versa."

WARDEN, INDIANA

"The team of professionals that supported this program is impressive. An excellent program that should be continued. Enjoyed the experience to interact with other senior professionals in corrections."

ARMY CORRECTIONS COMMAND

"Exceptional experience that has provided personal growth that has extended to my work environment to make me a better leader and advocate confidently."

WARDEN, CALIFORNIA

"Amazing! All supervisors should go through this training. I am so excited to continue threading the Warden Exchange information into everything I do."

WARDEN, MASSACHUSETTS

"Sharing and open discussion were easier as we've come to know each other. Lessons were useful, interesting, and practical application was valuable. Great program. Changed my paradigm and my outlook regarding the future of corrections."

WARDEN, CALIFORNIA

WARDEN EXCHANGE ADVISORY PANEL & NATIONAL DIRECTOR

BURL CAIN

Former Warden, Louisiana State Penitentiary

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PAT CARUSO

Former Director of Corrections & Former Warden in Michigan

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ALAN CROPSEY

Director of Legislative Relations, Michigan

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DOUG DRETKE

Executive Director, Correctional Management Institute of Texas

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EDMUND DUFFY

Former Warden, Rikers Island Jail Complex (RIJC), New York

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RANDY GROUNDS

Former Warden, Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP), California

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ROBERT "BOB" HOOD

Former Warden at the ADX Supermax Prison, Colorado

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REGINALD "REGGIE" WILKINSON

Former Director of Corrections and former Warden in Ohio

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Pedro MorenoPEDRO C. MORENO

National Director for the Warden Exchange at Prison Fellowship

Pedro C. Moreno serves as National Director for the Warden Exchange at Prison Fellowship.  He is an author, speaker, blogger and high-performance trainer and strategist.   He has served in the private sector, particularly banking, as well as Federal and State governments, managing large institutions on behalf of persons with disabilities, mental health and substance abuse, working to help Veterans get treatment, training and employment, fighting trafficking in persons, supporting responsible and involved fatherhood and healthy families, combating illegal drug use among youth, facilitating the re-entry of ex-prisoners into society, and generally helping marginalized and low income individuals and communities get mainstreamed.

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HELP BRING THE WARDEN EXCHANGE TO YOUR STATE

Check out the map below to see what states have already taken part in the Warden Exchange! Don't see your state—or the prison near you—represented? You can volunteer, nominate, or make a donation to help the Warden Exchange bring transformation to your community through correctional and social rehabilitation.

VOLUNTEER

Help create a legacy of safer prisons and safer communities! Opportunities available in: Program Facilitation, ROI Analysis, Business Plan/Model Development, or E-Learning Content Development.

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APPLY OR NOMINATE OTHERS

If you are in the corrections field and are interested in participating in the Warden Exchange, please let us know. You may also nominate prison managers that you believe would benefit from participating.

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Financial partners enable Prison Fellowship to collaborate with corrections officials to transform the culture of prisons. Together, we're changing hearts and minds and making America’s communities safer.