The superintendents of the Westville Correctional Facility (WCF) and the
Indiana State Prison (ISP) are swapping jobs, the Indiana Department of
Correction (DOC) said.
According to a statement released on Thursday, on Feb. 1 current ISP
Superintendent Mark Levenhagen will begin a 30-day transfer of leadership to
become the WCF superintendent. During that time, current WCF Superintendent
William Wilson will assist in the transition, then on March 1 will become
the ISP superintendent.
Levenhagen has led the Indiana State Prison for the past 18 months and
previously served as assistant superintendent both there and at the
Westville Correctional Facility. Levenhagen has “extensive experience and
knowledge of therapeutic communities, programming, and re-entry,” the
Wilson, for his part, has led the Westville Correction Facility for the past
four years and previously served as assistant superintendent both there and
at the Indiana State Prison. “During his tenure, he extended organizational
cultural competence, oversaw the installation and test piloting of the stun
fence, and re-aligned mental health, therapeutic communities, and re-entry
practices,” the statement said.
Director Brett Mize, meanwhile, will serve as interim superintendent of the
Indiana State Prison from Feb. 1 to March 1.
“These men have tremendous correctional experience and are fine leaders,”
DOC Commissioner Ed Buss said. “I look forward to the positive contributions
they will make and fully support them in their new assignments.”