Tom Clements is the new director of Colorado's prisons. He started his career as a parole officer in Missouri. He says he stills draws on that experience today. Clements spent 30 years in corrections in Missouri, rising through the ranks, before being tapped by Governor John Hickenlooper.  He takes the job as budget cuts loom including three million in cuts to education and job training for inmates. Clements talks with Ryan Warner.

 

Colorado Matters' Ryan Warner has talked with several of Governor Hickenlooper's new cabinet members. Click on the links below to hear more.

 

Joe Garcia, Lt. Governor

 

Don Hunt, Colorado Department of Transportation and Reeves Brown, Department of Local Affairs

 

Dwayne Romero, Office of Economic Development and International Trade