MDOC is responsible for the direction and general administrative supervision, guidance and planning of both adult and juvenile correctional facilities and programs within the State.

Commissioner Randall A. Liberty is assisted by:

  • Dr. Ryan Thornell, Deputy Commissioner
  • Karen Yeaton, Associate Commissioner
  • Colin O'Neill, Associate Commissioner for Juvenile Services

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Corrections is to reduce the likelihood that juvenile and adult offenders will re-offend, by providing practices, programs and services which are evidence-based and which hold the offenders accountable.

Implementation of the Department’s mission and achievement of our goals will be shaped by six guiding principles.