Brian Dawe - WY
Brian Dawe has been in corrections for over 24 years. He served as a state Correctional Officer in Massachusetts from 1982 until 1998 when he took a position as the Executive Director for a national nonprofit organization. Brian received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts with a minor in Labor Studies.
He is considered to be one of the leading experts on private prisons in the nation. He has spoken before the Canadian Parliament in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the Minnesota School of Law and at Yale University in Connecticut on the topic. Brian was the co-founder of the Massachusetts Correctional Officers Federated Union where he served on the statewide Executive Board for nine years. He held the positions of Grievance Coordinator, Executive Secretary and Vice President.
He is also a former partner in United Law Enforcement and has trained over 500 union stewards. He has been a featured speaker at rallies, protests and conventions throughout the country supporting correctional officers everywhere.