HELENA — The state Department of Corrections has named Steve Ray Jr., as the superintendent at Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility in Miles City.
Ray begins his new job on Nov. 29. He replaces the late Jim Hunter, who was superintendent for 10 years. Hunter died in August after a brief illness.
Ray graduated from high school in Broadus and earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Minot State in 2000. He has been working in the corrections field since 2001, most recently as warden at the Dawson County Regional Prison in Glendive.
Pine Hills is a facility for male juveniles ages 10-17 who are adjudicated as delinquent in Youth Court. It held an average daily population of 76 youths in fiscal year 2010 and has a staff of 130.