N.C. Department of Correction--Correction News--November 1998

Osteen new superintendent at Henderson

Hendersonville — Keith Osteen is the new superintendent of Henderson Correctional Center. Osteen replaces Corky Anderson who was promoted to superintendent of Craggy Correctional Center.

Leaving Blue Ridge Youth Center in Avery County was a difficult choice for Osteen who praised the staff he has worked with since 1993. But he said he's looking forward to the new challenges at the Henderson prison.

"One of the most exciting things for me personally will be getting involved in the Governor's Community Work Squad program," Osteen said. "I think it is one of the best programs our department has ever been involved in."

During Osteen's 18-year career, he worked at the Hendersonville prison as a programs supervisor.

He has also worked at Watauga Correctional Center, Craggy Prison in Asheville and in the Western Area Office. He was superintendent of Blue Ridge Youth Center for five years before accepting this new promotion.

Born in Black Mountain, Osteen is a graduate of Charles D. Owen High School. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Appalachian State University in 1974 and a master of arts degree in rehabilitative psychology in 1979.

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