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
Direct Phone: 517-335-1979
Fax 1: 517-335-0508
In 1992, Russ Marlan began his career with the Michigan Department of Corrections as a parole officer in Detroit, supervising a variety of paroled offenders.
In 1998, Russ was promoted to parole/probation office supervisor at the state’s Special Alternative Incarceration (boot camp) Program. In 2000, he was promoted to program manager of the boot camp and was responsible for offender intake, education services and treatment, and programming at the facility.
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. Here, he was responsible for the administration of parole and probation staff and daily operations in 80 counties throughout the State.
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. As Deputy Director, he oversees statewide parole and probation staff working at 105 field offices, the Parole Board, the Absconder Recovery Unit, the Electronic Monitoring Center, the Detroit Reentry Center, and the Detroit Detention Center.
Russ graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.