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by Nancy Burghart — last modified May 17, 2022 09:04 AM
Biography: Chandler Cheeks

Warden Chandler Cheeks

Chandler Cheeks was named the warden at Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) in March 2022, officially beginning his new position April 17, 2022. 

Cheeks has 28 years of experience with the Michigan Department of Corrections. He began his career as a correctional officer, moving through the ranks to warden. His experience includes working as an inspector with internal affairs for the Michigan Department of Corrections. He was appointed in May 2021 as warden at Thumb Creek Correctional Facility, Lapeer, MI. 

Cheeks earned an associate’s degree from Lansing, MI Community College, and completed his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, where he graduate cum laude. He also holds a master’s degree in criminal justice leadership and management from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. He has served as an adjunct instructor for two years at Ferris State University.

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