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New DOC commissioner named

January 1, 2008
The superintendent of the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City has been named the new Department of Corrections commissioner. Edwin Buss will succeed Dave Donahue Aug. 1. Donahue announced his resignation as commissioner earlier this week.

Buss, a LaPorte native, has been superintendent of the Michigan City facility since 2005 and was superintendent at the Westville Correctional Facility from 2002 to 2005. He began his career as a correctional officer in 1987 at the Indiana State Prison.

Donahue announced his resignation June 24. He will be the warden of the Kentucky State Reformatory and serve as an advisor to the Kentucky Criminal Justice Council. Donahue, a native of Kentucky, served as commissioner of the Indiana DOC since 2005.
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