North Carolina Department of Correction news release
Brame Named Department of Correction Employee of the Year
NOVEMBER 5, 1997
BLACK MOUNTAIN - Correction Secretary Mack Jarvis has named a 25-year veteran of the Department of Correction the 1997 Employee of the Year. Renae Brame, superintendent of Black Mountain Correctional Center for Women, was honored at a reception in Raleigh Oct. 28. She was selected from a pool of 18,000 correctional employees.
|"Ms. Brames numerous talents and skills
have been a tremendous asset to the Department of
Correction," said Secretary Jarvis. "Shes
energetic, dedicated and a model employee who is
highly-respected across the state. Im proud to
bestow this honor upon such a deserving person."
Brame, who is also a 1997 nominee for the Governors Awards for Excellence, has been supervising the Black Mountain prison since 1989. She has a long list of accomplishments.
Brame spearheaded a campaign to raise $16,000 in private funds to construct a chapel and multipurpose room at the prison. Brame designed a stained glass window in the chapel. She also established the first Community Service Project in the Department of Correction. Selected inmates and staff annually work alongside Prison Fellowship volunteers to renovate and repair the homes of elderly and low-income residents. Brame also started a Mother-Child Retreat at the prison. This program allows inmate mothers (accompanied by volunteers) to spend quality time with their minor children at a local retreat center.
Black Mountain Correctional Center for Women is a minimum custody prison housing 70 inmates.