Mr. Book joined LaSalle in 2004. He currently serves as the Warden of Catahoula Correctional Center and is responsible for all operations and programs at the facility.
Prior to joining LaSalle, Mr. Book worked for the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (LaDPS&C) at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola (LSP) from 1997 until 1999, when he joined the Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office. Mr. Book has been an active member of the Louisiana Sheriff's Association since 1998 and the American Correctional Association since 2004. He has been through numerous training sessions with the LaDPS&C including the 90 hour Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and Advanced POST programs.
Mr. Deville joined LaSalle in 2011. He currently serves as the Warden of Richwood Correctional Center and is responsible for all operations and programs at the facility.
Prior to joining LaSalle, Mr. Deville served thirty-three years with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. He began his career in 1978 with the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. He transferred to Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in 1979 where he assisted with opening. In 1982 he transferred to Work Training Facility North (WTFN) where he served in various security positions. For 19 years he served as Chase/Tactical Team Commander, resulting in over 200 felony arrests with local, state and federal authorities. Mr. Deville has served as an expert witness in both trials and unemployment hearings. He has also served as a bloodhound and narcotics dog trainer, self defense instructor, chemical agent instructor, rappel master and chief investigative officer.He was appointed as head warden of J. Levy Dabadie Correctional Center (formerly known as WTFN) in 2007. During this time, he served on the Board of Directors of the Department of Corrections Credit Union. He received many awards throughout his career, among them most notably was the Secretary of Corrections Award of Excellence, Lawman of the Year (which included nominees from Corrections, local and state police), and Honorary Senator. He is a member of the American Correctional Association, Louisiana Association of Wardens, National Association of Wardens, and Southern States Correctional Association.
Mr. Janicek joined LaSalle Southwest in 2010. He currently serves as the Warden of Johnson County Law Enforcement Center and is responsible for all operations and programs at the facility.
Mr. Janicek retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in 2009 with over 31 years of distinguished service. His last position with the TDCJ was Senior Warden of the O.B. Ellis Unit in Huntsville, TX, a 2,404 bed maximum security facility located on approximately 11,427 acres. At the Ellis Unit, he was responsible for the overall operations of the facility, which included 642 employees, the Ellis Unit Cotton Gin, Cow/Calf Operations, Egg Laying Operation, Farm Shop, Edible and Field Crops, Security Horses/Dogs, Swine Furrowing/Nursery/Finishing Operations, Bus Repair Shop, Garment Factory, Wood Working Shop, Texas International Hardwood and Veneers Inc. (Prison Industry Enhancement [PIE] Certification Program), Region I (Huntsville Region) Maintenance Headquarters and In-service Training Facility, Windham School District Educational Programs and Lee College Vocational Classes. Program services included Gang Renouncement and Disassociation (GRAD) Process, Peer Education, Substance Abuse Education Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based studies and activities.
Mr. Janicek began his career with the TDJC in 1977 as a Correctional Officer at the Darrington Unit and was promoted through the correctional ranks before becoming Warden in 1997.
Detrah Lacy joined LaSalle Southwest in 2011. She currently serves as the Warden of Jefferson County Downtown Jail and is responsible for all operations and programs at the facility.
Ms. Lacy retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 2010 as a twenty-seven (27) year veteran. She began her career with TDCJ as a Correctional Officer at the Coffield Unit in 1984. She advanced in her career through the Classification and Records Department as Classification Casemanager, Chief of Classification, and Coordinator for Auditing procedures. In 2001, she promoted to the capacity of Assistant Warden at the Plane/Henley 2250 bed female facility advancing to Senior Warden at the Rufus Duncan and Thomas Goree Unit. Detrah also served as an instructor teaching Pre-Service classes for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice officers at the Houston Community College.
Ms. Lacy currently maintains a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas; Associate in Sociology, and an Associate of Applied Science in Correctional Science from Trinity Valley Community College; Palestine, Texas. Ms. Lacy has also received numerous certifications of high-level training.
Mr. Spinner joined LaSalle in 2002. Since 2004 he has served as the Warden of River Correctional Center, where is responsible for all operations and programs at the facility. He previously served as the Warden at Claiborne Parish Detention Center, Assistant Warden at Richwood Correctional Center as well as time at LaSalle Correctional Center.
Prior to joining LaSalle, Mr. Spinner served over 21 years with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (LaDPS&C) at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola (LSP). He retired as a Corrections Colonel. He has considerable depth of experience supervising the custody and control of a variety of inmates from maximum security, death row, mental health, severe disciplinary, and juvenile offenders.
Mr. Spinner began his career at the LSP where he served on the chase team as well as the execution strap down team. He has received a LaDPS&C Meritorious Service Award. He has completed numerous training programs, including the Correctional Security Supervisor at Louisiana State University (LSU), the Management in State Government Levels 1 & 2 at LSU, the Baton Rouge Technical Institutes Safety Management, and has received additional training by the United States Department of Justice as a Crisis Negotiations First Responder. Mr. Spinner is an active member of the Louisiana Sheriff's Association as well as the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office.
Mr. Sumlin joined LaSalle in 2006. He currently serves as the Warden of Claiborne Parish Detention Center and is responsible for all operations and programs at the facility.
Prior to joining LaSalle, Mr. Sumlin served 21 years with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (LaDPS&C) at David Wade Correctional Center (DWCC). During his tenure at DWCC, he had the opportunity to serve in all areas of the facility. His final position at DWCC was as North Compound Unit Manager where he was in charge of the daily security operations and supervised approximately 140 staff and 700 inmates. Mr. Sumlin held other positions over the course of his LaDPS&C career including training officer, safety officer, temporary Warden at Union Parish and temporary Chief of Security at Tallulah Correctional Center for Youth. He also served as Warden at Union Parish Detention Center for approximately 5 years.
Mr. Sumlin began his career in corrections in 1983 after serving a four year enlistment in the United States Marine Corps and afterwards working four years offshore on a drilling platform. He holds many professional certificates from the LaDPS&C, American Correctional Association, other law enforcement agencies, and is an active member of the Louisiana Wardens Association.
Mr. Windham joined LaSalle in 2006. He currently serves as the Warden of LaSalle Correctional Center and is responsible for all operations and programs at the facility.
Prior to joining LaSalle, Mr. Windham had a distinguished career in law enforcement. While serving as Chief Deputy of the LaSalle Parish Sheriff's Office from 2000 until 2006, he was responsible for all operations of the Criminal Division. He also served as a senior patrol officer with the Town of Jena Police Department.
Mr. Windham began his career in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff in 1988 with the LaSalle Parish Sheriff's Office, during which time he was a member of the Louisiana Sheriff's Task Force. He holds several professional certifications and is an active member of the Louisiana Sheriff's Association, American Correctional Association, and Louisiana Warden's Association.
Mr. Yelverton joined LaSalle in 2002. He currently serves as the Warden of Jackson Parish Correctional Center and is responsible for all operations and programs at the facility. He has also previously served as the Warden of LaSalle Correctional Center.
Prior to joining LaSalle, Mr. Yelverton served as the Assistant Warden of West Carroll Detention Center, Warden of the East Carroll Prison Farm and Warden of the Terrebonne Parish Jail, beginning in 1984.
After attending Nicholls State College, Mr. Yelverton began his law enforcement career in 1968 with the Houma Police Department. From there he became Chief Criminal Deputy with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Department. Mr. Yelverton currently serves on the Louisiana Wardens Association Training Planning Committee.