Mike Zenk is the Warden of the Lake County Jail.  He began his assignment as Warden on April 30, 2018.  Mike is a native of Southern Michigan.  After graduating from Michigan State University in 1978 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, he began his criminal justice career in the Michigan Juvenile Corrections System. In March of 1986 he became an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, retiring from the Bureau of Prisons in May of 2007.  During his career with the BOP he worked at nine different locations, including serving as the Warden at three Federal Prisons.

Since his retirement from the BOP, he has continued to work in the criminal justice system, including five years as a Warden and Regional Administrator in private corrections and three years as a Deputy Court Administrator in Toledo, Ohio.  Prior to his current assignment at the Lake County Jail, he was the Warden of the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord, NH from February 4, 2016 to April 21, 2018.


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