IWC Grad Named Acting DOC Director

Written by Theresa Rose on January 29, 2015

Gov. Branstad names Jerry Bartruff acting director of Iowa Department of Corrections

Bartruff to serve as acting director as long-time director John Baldwin retires Friday

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Jerry Bartruff as acting director of the Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC). Bartruff’s appointment comes as long-time DOC director John Baldwin retires today, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The appointment is effective Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.

“For over forty years, John Baldwin has served the citizens of Iowa. Throughout his tenure, John has provided exemplary leadership and I’ve been particularly impressed recently with the department’s work to both reduce prison population and recidivism,” said Branstad. “I’m pleased the department has Jerry Bartruff, a very capable professional, during this time of transition.”

“Governor Branstad and I recognized the outstanding leadership of Director Baldwin upon taking office in 2011 and we were pleased to have him as part of our team,” said Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds. “We thank John for his public service and wish him the best in retirement.”

Jerry Bartruff is the Deputy Director of Operations for the Eastern Region of the Iowa Department of Corrections. He is responsible for administering and overseeing the institutional operations of the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, Anamosa State Penitentiary, Iowa Medical and Classification Center and the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility. He has been employed at the DOC since 1982, serving in the central office since 2007. He is a graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.