Frederick Patrick, director of the Center on Sentencing and Corrections at the Vera Institute of Justice, died of natural causes at home, July 1, 2019. He was 54.

Patrick graduated from Tuskegee University in 1986. He earned an MPA degree from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School in 1990, and pursued thereafter a life of public service. Before the Vera Institute, he was an executive at both the Fortune Society (a reentry services organization) and NADAP (an agency providing workforce development and behavioral health services).

Patrick had served as deputy commissioner for planning and programs for New York City’s Department of Correction; commissioner of the New York City Juvenile Justice Department; and deputy commissioner of the NYPD for community affairs.

He also served on the board of trustees of the Petey Greene Program, which advances education in prisons, jails, and detention centers; the Fortune Society; and the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education, which brought the benefits of the liberal arts into Connecticut’s prisons.

For Princeton, Patrick had been an ABPA member since 2011, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Woodrow Wilson School from 1998 to 2004.

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Graduate Class of 1990