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Date: May 10, 2004 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Marilyn Martin named Correctional Officer of the Year

Marilyn MartinRALEIGH Secretary Theodis Beck and Divisions of Prisons Director Boyd Bennett have named Marilyn Martin as one of 10 Correctional Officers of the Year.

Martin, a captain at Brown Creek Correctional Institution in Polkton, is being recognized for her high productivity and exceptional work.  As operations captain at the facility, Martin is responsible for staff training, visitation, transportation and inmate drug testing.  As the assistant intelligence officer, she is responsible for monitoring suspected gang activity among the inmate population.  She also serves as assistant safety officer, coordinator for the Correctional Officer Mentor Program and coordinator for the Correctional Supervisor Training Program.  In addition, she addresses inmate grievances, answers correspondence from inmate families, conducts personnel investigations and performs any other tasks assigned by her supervisors.

Martin began her career with the Department in 1981.  She holds an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Governor Michael F. Easley declared May 9-15 as Correctional Officers Week in observance of the important public safety work done by more than 11,000 correctional officers in North Carolina’s prisons. The department will hold a ceremony May 14 honoring Martin and the other nine officers.

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