Cuyahoga County Gets New Warden

Cleveland - Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announced Monday the appointment of Michelle Henry as Cuyahoga County Warden.

Henry most recently served as Correction Warden Assistant I at the Lorain Correctional Institution where she conducted investigations, served as a liaison for outside law enforcement agencies, and conducted security inspections and surveillance.

“I am pleased that Michelle Henry will be joining our jail leadership team,” said County Executive Armond Budish. “The team is very professional and focused on the health and safety of our inmates and staff and I know Henry will be a terrific addition.”

From 2008 to 2015, Henry served as Correction Specialist at the Lorain Correctional Institution. As Correction Specialist, she supervised inmate housing units, facilitated inmate programs, daily activities and safety and sanitation inspections. Prior to that, Henry served as Corrections Captain at the Lorain Correctional Institution. In this role, she was focused on prison management, security, scheduling, and evaluations and served as a correction lieutenant supervisor.

“Michelle brings 25 years of law enforcement and criminal justice experience to the Cuyahoga County Jail. Her background in prison management and employee supervision makes her highly qualified for this position,” said Ronda Gibson, Administrator of Corrections for the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department. “I am pleased to welcome her to the role of Cuyahoga County Warden, and I look forward to working with her.”

“I am looking forward to Ms. Henry joining the team. In her role as Warden, Ms. Henry will be crucial to our commitment to continue to improve the jail, especially during this very trying and difficult pandemic,” stated Cuyahoga County Sheriff David G. Schilling.

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