The Federal Bureau of Prisons has appointed Judi Simon Garrett, Assistant Director for Information, Policy, and Public Affairs (IPPA) to serve as its designee on the Commission effective July 13, 2015. Ms. Garrett has been with the Bureau of Prisons since 1991 serving in a variety of capacities including General Counsel in the Legislative and Correctional Issues Branch, Chief of the office of Congressional Affairs, Deputy Assistant Director of IPPA and currently serves as the Assistant Director of IPPA. She has directed and provided oversight for a variety of functions within the bureau, including public affairs, legislative affairs, policy development, research and communications.
Ms. Garrett attended the University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1986 and began her career as a correctional officer at Western Wayne Correctional Facility in Plymouth, Michigan. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Washington University Law School in St. Louis, Missouri in 1990. Ms. Garrett has written several articles and book chapters and has co-edited a book.
The Commission welcomes Ms. Garrett and looks forward to the insight and knowledge she brings to the work of the Commission.