Ty J. Bates | Deputy Director Southern District
Ty J. Bates has served as deputy director of the Southern District since December 1, 2011. In that position, he oversees the operations of the Southern District reception and classification center, correctional centers and adult transition centers.
Bates joined the Illinois Department of Corrections as a correctional officer at Centralia Correctional Center in 2003. He was named assistant warden of programs there in 2007 and later became assistant warden of programs at Big Muddy River Correctional Center in 2009. Bates was appointed warden at Big Muddy River Correctional Center in March 2011 and served in that capacity until his most recent position.
Bates received an associate’s degree in applied science/administration of justice from Kaskaskia College in 2003.