Ari Zavaras Takes Reins at Department of Corrections

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Colorado's new chief of corrections is back for more. Ari Zavaras ran the department from 1993 to 1999. He was Denver's police chief before that and even ran for mayor. Now, as he takes the reins for a second time at the Department of Corrections, Zavaras faces a daunting task. Colorado's prison population has doubled in the last decade. Programs aimed at reducing recidivism have been slashed, and there aren't enough prisons to keep up with the number of inmates. As part of our series of conversations with members of Ritter's cabinet, Ari Zavaras talks to Ryan Warner.