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Michael F. Easley, Governor           Theodis Beck, Secretary

April 23, 2001
Contact:   Tracy Little
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Raymond  Smith named superintendent at Caswell Correctional Center

Raymond SmithYANCEYVILLE -  Secretary Theodis Beck has named Raymond Smith as the new superintendent at Caswell Correctional Center, effective May 1.

"Raymond Smith’s extensive experience and knowledge will no doubt benefit the Caswell community and the operations of the facility," said Beck. "He’s a proven leader and I am confident he is up to the challenge."

Smith started his career in corrections in 1979 as a program assistant at Guilford Correctional Center. He has also served as program supervisor at several facilities, MAPP coordinator and program director in what was the North Piedmont Region Office, assistant superintendent and most recently as superintendent at Randolph Correctional Center.

"I am looking forward to seeing how Caswell operates," said Smith. "My first priority is to address the high vacancy rate for staff."

A Greensboro native, Smith graduated from Ben L. Smith High School. He went on to East Carolina University where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in correctional services. Smith is married and has one daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys the beach, saltwater fishing, water-skiing and snowskiing.

Smith replaces J Haynes who was promoted to superintendent of Warren Correctional Institution.


For a digital photo of Raymond Smith, email Pamela Walker at

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