Russell Marlan

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Full Name: Russell Marlan

Title: Deputy Director

Commission Title: Commissioner / Compact Administrator

Role Group: Parole & Probation

Agency: Department of Corrections

Unit: Field Operations Administration

Address: 206 East Michigan Avenue

Lansing, Michigan 48933

Region: Midwest


Office Phone:

Direct Phone: 517-335-1979


Fax 1: 517-335-0508

Fax 2:



In 1992, Russ Marlan began his career with the Michigan Department of Corrections as a parole officer in Detroit. In 1998, Russ was promoted to parole office supervisor at the state’s Special Alternative Incarceration (boot camp) Program. In 2000, he was again promoted to program manager of the boot camp. In 2002, Russ began working in the Department’s public information office and assumed the role of Public Information Officer in 2006. In March 2010, he was promoted to the position of Administrator of the Executive Bureau where he served as Chief of Staff to the Department Director and managed the Legislative Affairs Section and the Public Information Office. In July 2014, Russ was assigned as the Administrator for Regions 1-9 of Field Operations Administration. On October 1, 2014, Russ was selected as the Interim Deputy Director of Field Operations Administration; and was appointed to the position in December 2014. Russ graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.