North Carolina Department of Correction - Correction News - December 1998
Bryant named to head Umstead
BUTNER Acting Correction Secretary Joe Hamilton named John Bryant superintendent of Umstead Correctional Center effective Nov 1.
|"Bryant grew up around Umstead
where his father was the prisons superintendent,
and hes worked 21 years for the agency preparing
for this assignment," said Hamilton. "Hes
a good manager, and hell continue to put prisoners
to work for communities and state agencies in Granville
Bryant began his career with the department in 1977 as a program assistant at Granville Correctional Center. The next year, he moved to Durham Correctional Center where he worked as a program supervisor and, later, program director. In April 1989, he was named assistant superintendent at Umstead.
Bryant is assistant commander for the Prison Emergency Response Team and a certified corrections instructor. He is a member of the North Carolina Correctional Association, State Employees Association of North Carolina and is a member and past president of the South Granville Athletic Association.
Bryants father, Joe L. Bryant served as superintendent of Umstead Correctional Center and a Division of Prisons Region Commander between 1955 and 1982.
Bryant, a Creedmore native, graduated from South Granville High School. He graduated from N.C. State in 1977 with a degree in political science and criminal justice.
Bryant and his wife Vicki have two children, 24-year-old daughter Heather and 18-year-old son Kevin.
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