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

Bell new superintendent at Pender

BURGAW — Mike Bell was named the new administrator of Pender Correctional Institution, replacing Jack Turlington who left June 30. Bell is the former superintendent of the 400-man Wayne Correctional Center.

A Fayetteville native, Bell began working for the Department of Correction in 1973 as a correctional programs assistant at Greene Correctional Center in Maury. In 1986, he became an assistant superintendent at Duplin Correctional Center, and in 1990, superintendent of the Wayne prison.

"Mike Bell has always shown a keen interest and enthusiasm about corrections," Correction Secretary Mack Jarvis said. "He brings to Pender a broad and deep background of experience that will be a tremendous asset to the staff and inmates at the prison."

Bell graduated from East Carolina University in 1973 with a degree in Correctional Services and has completed some graduate work at the University of Georgia. He served in Vietnam and was part of the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps from 1967-70. Bell and his wife have two sons, 18-year-old Andrew and 14-year-old Eli. u

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