Dennis W. Stamper,
Commissioner Stamper came to the department in July 2017, after serving 30 years with the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Stamper began his Bureau of Prisons career in 1987 as a Correctional Officer at the Federal Correctional Institution located in Lexington, Kentucky. He served in position of increasing responsibility, including Safety Specialist and Safety Manager at FCI Lexington; Regional Safety Administrator in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office in Annapolis Junction, Maryland; Executive Assistant and Camp Administrator at the Federal Correctional Institution, Manchester, Kentucky; Associate Warden at the Federal Correctional Institution, Greenville, Illinois; Associate Warden at the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, Colorado. While at the Colorado complex, he served at the medium-security Federal Correctional Institution, the high-security United States Penitentiary, as well as the Bureau of Prison’s Administrative Maximum-security facility, the ADX. The ADX is the latest in a long line of institutions designed to house the worst of offenders in the Federal system including offenders with national security implications. As a direct descendant of USP Alcatraz, it is often referred to as “The Alcatraz of the Rockies.” He was promoted to the position of Senior Warden at the Federal Prison Camp (FPC) Montgomery, Alabama, in September 2012.
Prior to joining the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1987, Mr. Stamper served at the Lexington-Fayette County Detention Center, located in Lexington, Kentucky from 1983-1987.
Deputy Commissioner Stamper served the department as a Special Assistant to the Commissioner until September 2020 when he was selected to serve as the Deputy Commissioner of Operation.