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James B. Hunt Jr., Governor           Theodis Beck, Secretary

December 4, 2000 
Contact:  Tracy Little
              Director of Public Information
              (919) 716-3700




J.C. Wilson - Superintendent - Odom Correctional InstitutionJACKSON Ė J.C. Wilson, a 28-year Department of Correction employee and Jackson native, has been named superintendent at Odom Correctional Institution, effective Dec. 1.

"J.C. Wilson is well-known in this community and well-respected as a correctional professional," said Secretary Theodis Beck. "He will be an outstanding leader at Odom."

In assuming the top post at Odom, Wilson is returning to the facility where he began his career as a correctional officer in 1972. Prior to his promotion, Wilson was assistant superintendent for custody and operations at Caledonia Correctional Institution. Wilson has spent much of his career at Caledonia, working his way up the ranks from sergeant to lieutenant to captain.

"I am a firm believer that hard work pays off," Wilson said. "I look forward to leading Odom and meeting the goals that are set by the Department of Correction."

Prior to coming to work for Correction, Wilson served for three years in the U.S. Army. He holds associate degrees in police science and correctional science from Halifax Community College and completed the departmentís Professional Managerís Program in 1995. Wilson and his wife, Yvonne, have one daughter, Wendy, age 24. The family attends Allen Chapel AME Church in Jackson.


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