There are some high-level departures among state prison officials.
Jennie Lancaster, chief deputy secretary of the Division of Adult Correction, will retire effective Jan. 1. Deputy Director of Adult Correction James French retired Nov. 1.
Bob Lewis, section chief for prisons, will retire on Jan. 1.
No word on whether the retirements intentionally coincide with the change in administrations. But that kind of thing tends to happen when a new governor from a different party takes over.