DATE: March 1, 2013
Contact: Brendan Conway, Communications Director
County Executive Abele Names House of Correction Superintendent
Hafemann will be hired initially on a personal services contract. Because of pending legal action from Sheriff David Clarke it’s uncertain if the HOC management transition will take place on April 1st. Hiring Hafemann on a personal services contract until the legal question is settled will save taxpayers money while ensuring a smooth and safe process once the transition happens.
“Mike comes highly recommended and during my conversations with him he showed the experience, thoughtfulness and passion needed for this critical role.” Abele said. “I’m confident Mike will ensure the safety of residents across Milwaukee County while providing a professional environment for correctional officers and the appropriate programming and structure for inmates.”
Abele has held more than a dozen meetings on planning for the transition of the HOC and he talked with more than two dozen corrections experts and law enforcement officials across the state and country to seek advice on the transition and needs in the HOC.
County Executive Abele and Hafemann will be available for one-on-one interviews today from 10:45am – 12:30pm at the County Executive’s Office.