New Superintendent of Prisons Announced

Don Roche had been named as the new Superintendent of Prisons for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Roche will take over from Owen Brophy, who recently retired after working in corrections in the province for more than 35 years.

He has previously worked at the St. John’s Lock-up and the Salmonier Correctional Institute, but spent the majority of his career at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (HMP), where he served as a duty captain as well as a training captain.

Mr. Roche began his career in adult corrections in 1982.

Back in 2008 Roche was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Operations at HMP.