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Published: Saturday, 6/23/2007

Warden recognized as one of best in business

Khelleh Konteh, warden of Toledo Correctional Institution, has been recognized as one of The Best in the Business 2007 by the American Correctional Association s Corrections Today magazine.

Mr. Konteh was nominated as a representative of the state of Ohio for the award. This month s edition of the magazine highlights 16 correctional professionals across the country selected to receive the award, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

This award is a tribute to the corrections approach in Ohio and my desire to bring together inmates and staff to look at corrections holistically. I was flattered to receive this honor and to represent Ohio s corrections family, the warden said in a statement.

Mr. Konteh has been the warden since the prison opened in 2000. As of June 18, there were 1,097 inmates in the lockup.

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