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Date: April 27, 2005 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Herb Jackson to lead Brown Creek Correctional Institution

Herb JacksonPOLKTON – Herb Jackson has been promoted to administrator at Brown Creek Correctional Institution, Prisons Director Boyd Bennett announced today.  Jackson has served as the assistant superintendent for custody and operations at Brown Creek since 1996.  As administrator, he will supervise a staff of more than 330 employees and manage a yearly budget of almost $17 million.

“Herb Jackson is a career corrections professional and I’m confident he will lead the staff and inmates at Brown Creek in a fair, effective and efficient manner,” said Bennett. 

Jackson began his corrections career in 1981 as a correctional officer at Moore Correctional Center.  He advanced through the prison system ranks to serve as superintendent and assistant superintendent at Richmond Correctional Center and assistant superintendent at Hoke Correctional Institution.

Jackson is a third-generation prison employee.  His grandfather, William Herbert Jackson, was the first superintendent of Moore County’s prison unit in the 1930s and his father Charles Jackson rose to the rank of major while serving 44 years in the state prison system, until his retirement in1973.

He is a Moore County native and a resident of Carthage.  He received his associate’s degree in science from Sandhills Community College and a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Andrews Presbyterian College.

Brown Creek Correctional Institution is a medium-security prison housing about 850 male inmates.  It opened in 1993 and is home to Correction Enterprises metal products plant, which produces a line of stainless steel kitchen equipment and other metal goods for state and local governments and schools. 

Herb Jackson replaces Rick Jackson who was promoted to administrator at the neighboring Lanesboro Correctional Institution.

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