SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today announced that the California State Senate has confirmed Dan Stone as the Director of Adult Parole Operations and Jay Virbel as Associate Director of Female Offender Programs, Services and Special Housing.
“During these times of unprecedented public safety changes, both within our prisons and out, CDCR must have strong leadership,” CDCR Secretary Beard said. “Both men have shown great dedication and I am looking forward to working together to make California’s prison system a model for the country.”
Stone, 49, of Folsom, has served as Director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations since being appointed by Governor Brown on November 13, 2012. Since being appointed, Stone has continued to implement public safety realignment. He has overseen the transition of the revocation process to the county courts, and has worked to expand offender reentry programs. Stone was confirmed by the California Senate with a bipartisan vote 36-0. He has served in multiple positions within CDCR since 1987, including Regional Parole Administrator, Associate Director, Parole Administrator, Parole Agent I, II and III, at the Division of Adult Parole Operations, and Correctional Counselor, Correction Sergeant, and Correctional Officer within the Division of Adult Institutions.
Virbel, 46, of Sacramento has served as Associate Director of Female Offender Programs, Services and Special Housing since being appointed by Governor Brown on September 26, 2012. He has served in multiple positions within CDCR since 1993, including chief deputy of program operations and chief of investigations at the Board of Parole Hearings and senior special agent and special agent in the Office of Internal Affairs. He also served as assistant deputy director, correctional lieutenant, sergeant and officer for the Division of Adult Institutions. Virbel was confirmed by the State Senate with a bipartisan vote 38-0.
CDCR is California’s correctional agency, consisting of the Division of Adult Operations, the Division of Adult Programs and the Division of Juvenile Justice. Additionally, CDCR oversees the functions of the Board of Parole Hearings, the Commission on Juvenile Justice, the Council on Mentally Ill Offenders, the Prison Industry Authority Board, the Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, and the Joint Venture Policy Advisory Board.
CDCR consists of 34 adult prisons, 45 conservation camps, and three youth facilities, as well as various boards and commissions. CDCR has approximately 41,500 employees, houses 119,837 inmates, and supervises 51,267 parolees.