Gov. Jay Nixon today announced he has appointed Ellis McSwain Jr., of Jefferson City, to the Board of Probation and Parole. The seven-member Board of Probation and Parole is responsible for determining whether a person confined in the Department of Corrections shall be paroled or conditionally released and for supervising all persons on probation and parole.
McSwain, age 52, has been the warden at Algoa Correctional Center in Jefferson City since June 2008. The center employs more than 450 staff and houses more than 1,500 offenders. He has held management positions at other Missouri Department of Corrections institutions in Boonville, Cameron, Fulton, Jefferson City and Tipton, and served as a probation and parole officer in Hannibal.
The Governor has appointed McSwain to a term ending Aug. 28, 2012.