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Michael F. Easley, Governor           Theodis Beck, Secretary

For Immediate Release
July 15, 2001
Contact: Keith Acree
             (919) 716-3700

Bryant Promoted to Lead Community Corrections Team in Halifax County

Vernon BryantHALIFAX – Vernon Bryant has been promoted to Judicial District Manager in District 6A in Halifax County effective July 1. In his new position, Bryant manages a staff of 31 Community Corrections employees who supervise more than 1,350 offenders on probation or parole in Halifax County.

"Vernon Bryant is one of our sharpest leaders," said Secretary Beck. "He has spent his entire career with us in Halifax County and that makes him uniquely qualified to lead the Community Corrections team there."

Bryant is a 1979 graduate of Fayetteville State University with a degree in intermediate education. After working two years as a science and social studies teacher, he joined the Department of Correction as a court intake officer in 1981. He was promoted to probation/parole officer in 1983, and became an intensive probation officer in 1989. In 1994 he was promoted to chief probation/parole officer. In February, he graduated from the department’s Correctional Leadership Development Program.

Bryant and his wife Sandra live in Roanoke Rapids with their son and daughter, who are both in high school. Bryant also serves as a member of the Roanoke Rapids school board.

Bryant replaces Frank Pittard who retired June 1.

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