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Date: Feb. 17, 2009 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Bob Lewis named to lead Division of Prisons

 RALEIGH - Department of Correction Secretary Alvin Keller has named Robert “Bob” Lewis to become the Division of Prisons’ new director following the retirement of Director Boyd Bennett on March 1.Bob Lewis

 Lewis, 58, has been deputy director for prison support services for the past eight years, having risen through the ranks of the division in custody, programs, security and management.  He has served as a region director and He began his career as a correctional officer in 1973 at Triangle Correctional Center in Raleigh.

 As Division of Prisons director, Lewis will be in charge of 79 prisons that confine 40,000 inmates. The division has more than 17,000 employees, and an annual budget of $1.1 billion

 Lewis resides in Raleigh and is a graduate of St. Augustine’s College.  He is an active supporter of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and the Raleigh Rescue Mission. An avid outdoorsman, he runs, bikes, fishes, exercises and plays basketball.


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