Senior Expert

Scott Semple was appointed commissioner of the Connecticut Department of
Correction in March 2015. Scott joined the Connecticut Department of Correction as
a front line Correction Officer in 1988 at the high security Cheshire Correctional
Institution. During his tenure, he has served the agency in numerous administrative
capacities, to include pre-service training coordinator, external and legislative
affairs, and warden of the state’s only correctional facility dedicated for men
requiring comprehensive treatment services for significant mental illness. As
commissioner, Scott has successfully implemented several performance based and
progressive correctional practices designed to support both staff and incarcerated
people. Most notable, they include the Emerging Adult Units known as the TRUE
Unit (located in Cheshire) and the WORTH Unit (located in Niantic). He has also
repurposed an existing correctional facility and other specific housing units for
specialized populations to provide a therapeutic environment designed to support
community reintegration. Scott has implemented numerous agency-wide staff
wellness initiatives to support, respond and improve policies evolving around the
complex and unique needs associated with the health and welfare of correctional
professionals and their families. On January 1, 2019, after more than 30-years of
service to the agency, Scott retired from public service. He now provides
professional consult through Semple Consulting, LLC on various criminal justice and
correctional related endeavors. Specifically, Scott serves as a Senior Expert for
Falcon Inc., a well-respected consulting entity for correctional and community