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PRESS RELEASE: JC Miller Named Interim Superintendent at Larch Corrections Center

Released August 28, 2019

Contact Janelle Guthrie, (360) 725-8737

DOC Communications

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Interim Superintendent JC Miller (DOC Communications)

TUMWATER – James “JC” Miller has been appointed by Assistant Secretary Robert Herzog as the interim superintendent of Larch Corrections Center in Yacolt, Wash., effective Sunday, September 1, 2019. Miller has approximately 26 years of experience within correctional systems.

“He is looking forward to the challenge of continuing to grow the community of Larch, working with staff to positively engage incarcerated individuals in reentry preparation, and transitional resource planning,” stated Assistant Secretary Herzog. “JC has a good working relationship with local law enforcement, government, advocacy groups and continues to build relationships with other criminal justice partners. He is active with the local family council and continues to stress the importance of family reunification.”

Miller began his career with the department as a corrections officer at Washington State Penitentiary in 1993 and later transferred to Airway Heights Corrections Center, where he promoted to correctional sergeant and was part of the Emergency Response Team. In 1996, he was promoted to classification counselor 2 and maintained that position after transferring to Cedar Creek Corrections Center in 1998. In 2000, Miller transferred to Stafford Creek Corrections Center where he was promoted to a correctional unit supervisor, and later held the same position at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center. There he successfully piloted the Thinking for a ChangeYouTube video program. In 2016, Miller promoted to Larch Corrections Center as correctional program manager.

Miller earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Bellevue University in Nebraska. He takes over for Lisa Flynn, who has accepted the position of program administrator for grievance issues, volunteer programs and coordinating services such as religious, mail, and visitation.