April 18, 2017: Reginald Michael was appointed as the Director of the Montana Department of Corrections by Gov. Steve Bullock on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Michael comes to Montana from Miami, where he managed the fourth-largest U.S. Probation Office in the country. Michael received a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He has worked in the criminal justice field for more than thirty years. He was most recently the Chief U.S. Probation Officer and Court Unit Executive for the Southern District of Florida.