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New MDOC Parole Board Members Named

State Corrections Director Patricia L. Caruso today announced the appointment of James E. Atterberry of Benton Harbor, James J. Quinlan of Chassell and Barbara S. Sampson of Detroit to the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) Parole Board.

The three new members are part of a 10-member board responsible for considering parole for eligible offenders.

 James E. Atterberry is pastor and district superintendent of Brotherhood Church of God in Christ in Benton Harbor overseeing five churches. He also works as the Berrien County Deputy Chaplain and is a Berrien County Commissioner.           

 James J. Quinlan serves as the assistant deputy warden and work camp supervisor at MDOC’s Camp Kitwen in Painesdale. The 26-year corrections professional also has experience as a parole/probation agent and has worked as a substance abuse counselor. He holds a B.S. degree from Michigan Technological University..           

 Barbara S. Sampson is director of the Wayne County Department of Children and Family Services. She has been a Wayne State University, Criminal Justice Department instructor and worked as a corrections officer for MDOC. Sampson has a B.A. from Wayne State University and M.A. from the University of Detroit.           

 The new members replace James Bartholomew, Adrian Green and Barbara Queen-Johnson whose terms have expired.           


Michigan Department of Corrections October 22, 2003.