DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
James B. Hunt, Jr., Governor
Theodis Beck, Secretary
|Patty McQuillan, Director of Public Information (919) 733-4926|
OCTOBER 1, 1999
Ray Sharpe named superintendent of Forsyth
||Winston-Salem - Correction Secretary Theodis Beck named Ray Sharpe
superintendent of Forsyth Correctional Center effective Oct. 1.
Sharpe has been superintendent of two prisons that closed because of budget cuts, Rockingham Correctional Center which closed in 1996 and Stokes Correctional Center which officially closed Oct. 1.
"Closing prisons is difficult work, and Ray Sharpe has proven to be a capable, sensitive manager in dealing with employees who were displaced," Beck said. "He has served the department well throughout his career, and his experience has prepared him well for this assignment."
Sharpe started working for the Department of Correction as a correctional officer at Rockingham Correctional Center in 1975, moving up through the ranks first as sergeant, then program assistant. He worked as a lieutenant at Caswell Correctional Center for eight years before returning to Rockingham in 1989 as assistant superintendent. He was promoted to superintendent in 1994.
Sharpe is a 1972 graduate of Winston-Salem State University. He also spent two years in the U.S. Army. A native of Eden, Sharpe is married and has three children.
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