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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Keith Acree
Date: March 5, 2003 Phone: (919) 716-3727

Emilio Pagan Named Superintendent at Morrison Correctional Institution

Emilio PaganHOFFMAN Correction Secretary Theodis Beck has named Emilio Pagan superintendent of Morrison Correctional Institution effective March 1.

"Emilio Pagan returns to Morrison and brings experience and knowledge of the intricacies of running this facility," said Secretary Beck. "I am confident hell be a good leader for the employees and will build on the relationships already established in the community."

Pagan joined the Department of Correction in 1974 as a correctional officer at Sandhills Youth Institution. He was promoted to sergeant at Sandhills and later became a program supervisor and classification coordinator at Morrison Youth Institution. In 1992, he moved to Columbus Correctional Institution as assistant superintendent for programs. He helped open the new Lumberton Correctional Institution in 1993 and has served as its superintendent since July 2001 and prior to that as assistant superintendent for programs.

"Im excited about the many challenges I expect in this position," said Pagan. "Im also looking forward to rejoining the professional staff I had the pleasure of working with in the past."

Morrison is a medium security prison that houses approximately 400 adult males.

Pagan attended high school in New York City and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a degree in sociology. He lives in Pinehurst and has two adult sons. Pagan replaces Gary Miller who was promoted to correctional administrator of Southern Correctional Institution.

Editors: A digital photo of Pagan is available by calling the Public Information Office at 919-716-3700.

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