N.C. Department of Correction--Correction News--November 1998

Moore selected to head Catawba

NEWTON — Jerry Moore has been named superintendent of Catawba Correctional Center while he continues to head Mecklenburg Correctional Center. Moore replaces Boyce Lambert who retired as superintendent of the minimum-security prison in September.

Originally from Iredell County, Moore attended Statesville Senior High School and received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Catawba College in 1967 and his MBA from East Tennessee State in 1969.

Moore taught school for a year and a half before beginning his career with the Department of Correction in 1971 as a correctional officer at Iredell Correctional Center. Two months later, he was promoted to programs director of the South Piedmont Region.

In 1974 Moore returned to Iredell Correctional Center as programs supervisor and, in 1986, was promoted to superintendent. Moore was named superintendent of Mecklenburg Correctional Center in Huntersville in 1989.

Moore and his wife, Jean, have two daughters, 21-year-old Erika who is a student at Duke University, and 20-year-old Monika who is a Morehead scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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