N.C. Department of Correction--Correction News--March 1997


RALEIGH -- State Correction Secretary Mack Jarvis has named Bobby Burleson superintendent of Anson Correctional Center.

"Bobby Burleson brings years of experience to this job," said Secretary Jarvis. "His 14 years at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women, one of the department's most complex facilities, have prepared him well for this new assignment."

Burleson, a Stanly County native, has served as a correctional captain in charge of first shift operations at the women's prison.

He joined the department as a correctional officer in 1972 at Stanly Correctional Center and transferred to Cabarrus Correctional Center where he was promoted to sergeant. He was part of the team that opened Piedmont Correctional Institution in 1980 where he became a lieutenant and then helped open Southern Correctional Institution in 1982. He was promoted to captain at Southern.

"Opening Piedmont and Southern helped me understand the importance of administration and planning," Burleson said. "Opening those prisons helped to prepare me for this new assignment."

Bobby Burleson

Anson Correctional Center is a minimum security prison near Polkton. The prison houses 325 inmates who work in community work squads, Department of Transportation road squads, work release, and kitchen, janitorial and maintenance jobs inside the prison.

Burleson and his wife, Janette, have two children, Ginger and Derek.

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