SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today announced that CDCR Secretary Dr. Jeffrey Beard, 66, was confirmed by the California Senate with a 23-6 vote

Beard has served as acting CDCR Secretary since being appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in December 2012.

“I am honored to be working for the people of California and the Brown Administration, said Secretary Beard. “I am committed to ensuring California’s prison system holds offenders accountable, provides safe and secure facilities for staff as well as inmates, and expands innovative rehabilitative programs. I will continue to work  with local law enforcement to make California’s Public Safety Realignment Law a success and look forward to California getting out from under costly federal court oversight and regaining full control of its prison system.” For complete details please visit:California Legislature Appoints CDCR Secretary Dr. Jeffrey Beard