Brent Reinke became director of the Department of Correction January 1, 2007. Since his appointment as director, Reinke has helped drive no growth and controlled growth efforts that have reduced prison population growth.
Prior to his appointment, Director Reinke served as director of the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections. While director of that agency, Reinke created and implemented a Custody Review Board, created partnerships with counties, and implemented the Board of Juvenile Corrections.
Reinke chaired the Idaho Criminal Justice Commission from its inception in 2005 until May 2013. Prior to his ten years of service at Juvenile Corrections, Reinke was a Twin Falls County Commissioner and business owner.
Reinke oversees the department's eight state prisons, three privately-run prisons, four community work centers and seven district probation and parole offices. The Department of Correction manages more than 22,000 felony offenders in the state of Idaho.