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Date: February 3, 2003 Phone: (919) 716-3727

George Solomon named superintendent at Dan River Prison Work Farm

George SolomonRALEIGH Ė Correction Secretary Theodis Beck has named George Solomon as the new superintendent at Dan River Prison Work Farm in Yanceyville effective Feb. 1.

Solomon is an 18-year veteran of the Department of Correction who served most recently as the deputy warden at North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women in Raleigh. He has also served as assistant chief of security for the Division of Prisons and as assistant superintendent at Alamance Correctional Center and Dan River Prison Work Farm. His corrections career started in 1984 as a correctional officer at Blanch Youth Institution in Caswell County.

"Iím excited about this new challenge and Iím eager to return to Dan River and work with the staff," said Solomon.

Solomon is a native of Prospect Hill and a graduate of Bartlett-Yancey High School. He is also a graduate of the departmentís Correctional Leadership Development Program. He replaces superintendent Shane Ellis who retired in July 2002.

Dan River Prison Work Farm is a minimum-security prison that houses about 550 adult male inmates. Inmate Community Work Crews based at the prison handle work assignments for local governments in many counties in the northern Piedmont area. Solomon will be the prisonís third superintendent since its opening in 1996.

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