DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Corrections has announced Friday that Jerry Larson will be the new warden at Anamosa State Penitentiary.

The board unanimously voted Friday to appoint Larson to replace William Sperfslage, who was earlier this year named the state’s new deputy director of institutions.

Larson has been the deputy warden at Newton Correctional Facility since 2016 and started his career at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. He was a correctional officer there in 1999.

Throughout his career, he has also held the positions of correctional counselor, assistant unit manager and treatment services director.

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