N.C. Department of Correction - Correction News - December 1996

DOC Internal Affairs Office Created

Charles Owens Named Director

Raleigh -With the unprecedented surge of new employees, the Secretary's office has established a new Internal Affairs Office. Charles Owens, a certified public accountant and a former state auditor, will be responsible for the department's internal investigations.

Owens, who began working with the State Auditor's Office in 1969, was selected by Correction Secretary Franklin Freeman. As director of the specialized unit, Owens will oversee all internal investigations assigned by the secretary.

"Charles Owens has a fine reputation with state government for honesty, integrity and good work," Freeman said. "He knows about this department, having done a number of audits here, most recently one on the Youth Command."

Charles Owens, director of new DOC Internal Affairs Office

Born in Wilson, Owens is a Pitt County native, a 1965 graduate of Farmville High School. He graduated from Atlantic Christian College with a B.S. degree in accounting. He spent two years in the U.S. Army as a military finance specialist.

After working as a financial staff auditor for the State Auditor's Office, Owens transferred to the Performance Audit Division and was appointed supervisor in 1987.

Owens and his wife, Brenda, have two children, Chuck, a college senior, and Jaclyn, a freshman at Broughton High School in Raleigh.

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