New warden named at Anamosa State Penitentiary

Anamosa State Penitentiary

(Undated) -- The Iowa Board of Corrections has approved Kristofer Karberg to be the next warden at the Anamosa State Penitentiary. He's currently a deputy warden at a South Dakota prison. Kerberg previously worked for the State Department as Site Commander of Security at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Anamosa's previous warden, Jeremy Larson, was reassigned to the Newton Correctional facility after a deadly attack on two prison workers in March. Correctional Officer Robert McFarland and nurse Lorena Schulte were killed in a failed inmate escape attempt.

Nicholas Lamb has been named as the Warden of the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility.

Lamb comes to Iowa from the New Mexico Department of Corrections where he has served as the Deputy Warden of Administration since November of 2020. Prior to joining the NMDOC, he served in many positions throughout his 26-year-career in the Illinois Department of Corrections, where he most recently served as Assistant Warden of Operations at Stateville Correctional Center prior to his retirement from the IL DOC in 2020. 

"I am extremely excited to have both Warden Karberg and Warden Lamb joining the Iowa DOC team. These individuals bring unique skillsets to their respective prisons where they will be leading teams of outstanding correctional staff. While both of these wardens bring different work experiences to their new roles, they both have proven to be effective leaders that understand the balance in providing reliable security while also ensuring effective treatment of those under our supervision is taking place, which is at the heart of our role as an agency," said Department of Corrections Director Beth Skinner.  

(Photo from Iowa Department of Corrections)

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