Former Dane County Sheriff Gary Hamblin will run Wisconsin’s prisons, Gov.-elect Scott Walker, a Republican, announced yesterday, says the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Hamblin is currently in charge of the Law Enforcement Services Division at the Department of Justice. Hamblin was part of what Walker called an “A-Plus cabinet” that he appointed. He man he is replacing, Rick Raemisch, had been sheriff of the same county in earlier years.
Raemisch was named corrections director by outgoing Gov. Jim Doyle in 2007. Raemish, who had served as deputy corrections secretary since 2004, was a four-time elected sheriff in Dane County, a former assistant district attorney, and a former assistant U.S. Attorney.