Frakes Selected as Deputy Prisons Director
He will also oversee the Intensive Management Units, the highest-security level units in the state prison system.
Frakes joined the agency in 1982 as a Correctional Officer at the Washington State Penitentiary and worked his way up the ranks while working at six prisons.
Herzog will manage Monroe Correctional Complex, the state’s second-largest prison with more than 2,500 offenders and more than 1,100 staff members. Since joining the agency in 1982 he has worked at four prisons. He has spent much of his career at Washington Corrections Center near Shelton as a member and leader of the prison’s Special Emergency Response Team. He was eventually promoted to Deputy Superintendent at Clallam Bay Corrections Center before transferring to Airway Heights Corrections Center near Spokane.