Leann Bertsch


Corrections and Rehabilitation

Colby Braun was appointed to director of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on January 18, 2024. Braun had served as the agency's director of facility operation since August 2018.

He previously served for nearly five years as warden of the North Dakota State Penitentiary, four years as DOCR’s director of transitional facilities and six years as warden of the Dakota Women’s Correctional and Rehabilitation Center. 

Braun earned a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson State University and began his career in corrections in 1997 as a correctional officer at the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center in Dickinson.

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