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April 10, 2017CLARINDA, Iowa |  By: AP

Randy Gibbs named warden for Clarinda Correctional Facility

The Iowa Board of Corrections has named a new warden for the Clarinda Correctional Facility in southwest Iowa.  

The Department of Corrections said in a news release Friday that the board has appointed Randy Gibbs as the new warden, effective April 21. Gibbs is currently assistant deputy director of institution operations. He replaces Sheryl Dahm, who resigned to take the post of warden for the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women. 

The Clarinda prison houses over 900 inmates, many of whom have mental health issues or intellectual disabilities.