Charles Daniels is a career correctional professional who began his service with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in August 1988. Mr. Daniels rose through the ranks in the corrections profession from correctional officer to holding key executive staff positions and culminating in serving as warden of several major facilities within the Bureau of Prisons.
During his service, Mr. Daniels was responsible for developing curriculum used by the Bureau for the professional development and internal training of federal prison officials. Mr. Daniels created an Emergency Response Model entitled, Immediate Incident Resolution, which is a five-step emergency response continuum designed to respond to, and resolve emergent situations within a correctional environment. Mr. Daniels also is credited with developing one of the Bureau’s premier career development and skills improvement courses, Professional Development – Getting the Edge. Mr. Daniels personally taught the course for 18 years while imparting valuable career counseling to thousands of federal prison staff.
In January 2008, Mr. Daniels was promoted to Senior Deputy Assistant to the Director for the Bureau’s Industries, Education and Vocational Training Division. In 2009, he was assigned as Warden of the United States Penitentiary, Florence, Colorado followed by a promotion in 2013 to Complex Warden at the Federal Correctional Complex in Beaumont, Texas. In 2015, Mr. Daniels was assigned as Complex Warden of the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana until his retirement in December 2016 after 28 years of faithful and dedicated service with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Daniels most recently served as Senior Deputy Commissioner of Correction, for the New York City Department of Correction.
Throughout his career, Mr. Daniels held many special staff positions that include the following: Hostage Negotiation Team Leader and Regional Trainer; member of the Bureau’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and Negotiation Teams; Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor; Black Affairs Program Manager.
Mr. Daniels is a graduate of the Aspen Institute Justice and Society Program, Center for Creative Leadership, and he holds a degree in Criminal Justice. Mr. Daniels is a Military Veteran with service in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1988.
As Deputy Commissioner of Operations, Mr. Daniels brings to the Department a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience that will prove invaluable to the fulfillment of ADOC’s mission and build upon a leadership team that has made tremendous progress working to strengthen a prison system that is in need of major reform.