Warren “Ned” Benton

Warren “Ned” Benton

Warren Benton
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Ph.D.       University of Illinois
Ed.M.       University of Illinois
A.B.         Grinnell College


F. Warren “Ned” Benton is Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and serves as Director of the MPA Inspector General Program, which is the only Master of Public Administration program in the Unites States that concentrates expressly on inspection and oversight and the role of Inspectors General. A Charter Member of the Association of Inspectors General when it was formed in 1996, Benton became a Certified Inspector General in 2005.
He serves as the Monitor in United States of America v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The Monitor reports on compliance with a consent decree about youth corrections in Puerto Rico. Nominated by both parties in the case and appointed by the United States District Court, Benton’s position is independent of the parties in the case.
Before joining the faculty at John Jay College, Benton served as Director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections from 1975-1979, and as the Director of Planning for the National Clearinghouse for Criminal Justice Planning and Architecture from 1972-1975.
He has extensive experience as a consultant to correctional agencies and to executive, legislative and judicial officials. From 1986-1992 he served as a Technical Consultant to the Tennessee State Building Commission and the Select Senate/House Oversight Committee on Corrections, and from 1997-2000 he served as the Senior Correctional Consultant to the Tennessee Commissioner of Finance and Administration.
Benton is also the author of books on computing, such as Execucomp: Maximum Management with the New Computers (John Wiley Publishers, 1983) which has received numerous awards and citations.


Benton,  F.W.  and Stoughton D., Evaluation of CorrectionalOfficer Staff Deployment for  the  Maryland Department  ofPublic  Safety  andCorrectional  Services  (Syracuse,N.Y.,  Don  Stoughtonand Associates, 1985).

Hellmuth, Obata, Kassabaum, Inc. The Missouri CorrectionsMaster Plan (Saint Louis, Hellmuth,Obata, Kassabaum, Inc., 1984).

Benton F.,  and Stoughton, D., Evaluation of Staffing and Operations ofthe Calhoun  County  (Michigan)Jail (Syracuse, N.Y., Don Stoughton and Associates, 1983).

Stoughton,  D.  and Benton,F.W., Evaluation of Staffing and Operations of the MaineState  Penitentiary (Syracuse,N.Y., Don Stoughton and Associates, 1983).

Stoughton,  D.  and Benton,F.W., Cortland County (NewYork) Jail andSheriff's  Department:  Analysis and Planning Report (Syracuse,N.Y., Don Stoughton and Associates, 1982).

Stoughton,  D.  and Benton,F.W., Essex County (NewYork) Jail and Sheriff's Department:  Analysisand Planning Report (Syracuse, N.Y., Don Stoughton and Associates,1982).

Stoughton, D. and Benton, F.W., Evaluationof Staffing and Operations of the MissouriState Penitentiary (Syracuse, N.Y., Don Stoughton and Associates, 1982).

Benton,  F.W., andSilberstein, J.A., "Explanatory Models of State PrisonExpansion";  commissioned  by thePanel on Sentencing Research of the National Academy ofSciences/National Research  Council,1981.

Stoughton,  D.  and Benton,F.W., Evaluation of the Staffing and Operations of the Broward  County  JailSystem (Syracuse, N.Y., Don Stoughton and Associates, 1981).

Ehrenkrantz Group, and Warren Benton (consultant toproject), Borough Facilities Study [Study of detention facilities toreplace Riker's Island complex] (New York,Ehrenkrantz Group, 1980).

EhrenkrantzGroup,  Engineers-Architects  P.C.,American  Institute  ofCriminal  Justice,  andWarren Benton  (consultant  toproject)  , North Dakota  CorrectionalSystem/Facility  Study  (NewYork, Ehrenkrantz Group, 1980).

Benton,  F.W.,  (ProjectDirector-Adult  Corrections),  andSilberstein,  J.A.,  (ProjectDirector-Juvenile Corrections), NevadaCorrections Master Plan. Urbana, Illinois: Universityof Illinois, 1975.

Benton,F.W.,  (Project  Director),St. Joseph County Corrections Plan.  Urbana,  Illinois:  University  of Illinois,1975.

Benton, F.W., (Project Director), Harris CountyCorrections Plan. Urbana, Illinois:University of Illinois, 1974.

Benton,F.W.,  (Project  Director), Oklahoma Corrections Master Plan.  Urbana,  Illinois:  University  of Illinois,1974.

Moyer,  F.,  Benton  F.W. et. al., Hawaii Predesign. Champaign, Illinois:Planning  and  DesignInstitute, 1974.

Moyer, F., Benton,F.W., et. al., Rhode IslandPredesign. Champaign, Illinois: Planning and Design Institute,1974.

Maxey,J.W.,and  Benton,F.W., MississippiCorrections Master Plan. JacksonMississippi,  Officeof the Governor, Law Enforcement Assistance Program, 1974.

Thomas,L.,  and  Benton,  F.W., SouthCarolina Adult Corrections  Study.ColumbiaSouth  Carolina: Office ofthe Governor, Division of Criminal Justice Programs, 1974.

Benton,F.W., Some Effects of the Use of Closed CircuitTelevision Surveillance in Prisons.Dissertation, published as expanded in Prison and Jail Security, supra.


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