Stephen Amos

Stephen Amos is the Chief of the Jails Division at the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), US Department of Justice, and has been in this capacity since November 2015.  Stephen is a veteran of the United States Army and has 35 years of law enforcement and correctional experience with a Masters in Law Enforcement and Corrections Administration.  As a practitioner, he has served as a city and state police officer, county probation officer, youth counselor and supervisor for the California Youth Authority and a parole agent for the California Department of Corrections.  At the executive level, he has served as Director of Research for the Oregon Department of Corrections; Deputy Director for the Corrections Program Office, U.S. Department of Justice; Executive Director of the State of Maryland, Governors Office of Crime Control and Prevention; Chief Deputy Director, California Department of General Services; Director of Administration and Senior Advisor to the Secretary for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Before his appointment at NIC, he served with the US State Department, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement in Afghanistan as a Special Advisor-Manager overseeing a team of embedded Senior Correctional Advisors charged with building a humane correctional system to meet international standards.

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