LINCOLN — The warden of the Community Corrections Center in Lincoln will replace the late Bob Boozer on the Nebraska Board of Parole.
Gov. Dave Heineman announced today he has appointed Rex Richard, 56, of Lincoln to the five-member Parole Board. The vacancy was created by the May 19 death of Boozer, a basketball legend, who served on the board for more than a decade.
Richard holds a degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He joined the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services in 1978, rising through the ranks at prisons in Lincoln and Omaha. He has been warden of Community Corrections for the past 14 years.
“I look forward to the opportunity to serve fellow Nebraskans in this capacity,” he said in a statement.
The Parole Board reviews the status of inmates, determining eligibility and terms for release. The board also advises the governor on parole legislation and the Pardons Board on the merits of applicants.
Richard will start in the position June 18 and will be paid a salary of $71,710.
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