Some fault retired correctional services director for agency’s troubles

Gary Hinzman's legacy at the Iowa Department of Corrections is a mixed one. Supporters describe the former correctional services director for Iowa’s 6th Judicial District as innovative, visionary and tenacious, others say Hinzman’s ego, secrecy and poor management hindered his 24-year tenure and led to a State Auditor’s review of the agency that oversees parole and probations for six counties, including Linn and Johnson.

Source: The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette

Posted on: May 1, 2014