FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 5, 2023
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Iowa Board of Corrections approves Michelle Waddle as next warden of the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women

FORT MADISON – On Friday, June 2, 2023, the Iowa Board of Corrections voted unanimously in support of the appointment of Michelle Waddle as the next warden of the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women (ICIW) in Mitchellville, IA. The appointment was recommended to the Board by a department hiring committee. 

Waddle began her career with the Iowa Department of Corrections at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility in 1998. She has served in numerous roles during her tenure including treatment services director at the Iowa State Penitentiary, associate warden of treatment at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center, and most recently as deputy warden of the Anamosa State Penitentiary.

Commenting on the Board's approval, IDOC Director Beth Skinner said, "Michelle is such an incredible leader within our correctional system. Her years of experience and dedication to this department's mission will serve ICIW well for years to come. I have nothing but confidence in her abilities and I look forward to her time leading our outstanding team members at ICIW."