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Date: May 9, 2006 Phone: (919) 716-3727


Marvin Freeman named Correctional Officer of the Year

SPINDALE – Marvin Freeman of Rutherford Correctional Center was recognized today by Director Boyd Bennett and the Division of Prisons as one of 10 Correctional Officers of the Year. Marvin Freeman_Stieneke_Bennett

Freeman is a 29-year DOC veteran, and has worked his whole career at Rutherford CI, serving as a transportation officer, clothes house supervisor, community work program officer and occasionally as officer-in-charge.  Currently, he supervises the kitchen and dining hall, leading a staff of two food service officers and inmate kitchen workers.

“Officer Freeman’s most notable asset is the ability to communicate with the inmate population,” said recently-retired Superintendent Johnny Poteat. “He is one of those officers with the unique ability to intervene in any situation and defuse it.”

Gov. Michael F. Easley has declared May 7-13 as Correctional Officers Week in observance of the important public safety work done by more than 11,000 correctional officers in North Carolina’s 77 prisons. 

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 Editors: A digital photo of Freeman is available via e-mail by calling the Public Affairs Office at (919) 716-3700.


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