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Theodis Beck

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Date: July 21, 2003 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Lawrence Solomon named superintendent at Odom Correctional

Lawrence SolomonJACKSON- Secretary Theodis Beck has named Lawrence Solomon superintendent at Odom Correctional Institution, a close security facility that houses approximately 490 adult males.

"Lawrence Solomon has served in just about every custody role in a prison and that experience certainly will be beneficial in his new role," said Secretary Beck. "I am confident he will be a firm, but fair leader for the staff at Odom."

Solomon joined the department as a correctional officer at Caledonia Correctional Institution in 1977. He moved through the ranks at Caledonia serving as a sergeant, assistant unit manager, unit manager, lieutenant and captain. He has been assistant superintendent of custody and operations since February 2001.

"Iím looking forward to the challenge ahead of me and look forward to working with the staff at Odom, many of whom I already know," said Solomon.

As company commander of the Prison Emergency Response Team (PERT) for several years, Solomon has worked with correctional staff from Odom. His PERT company is made up of platoons from Odom, Caledonia and Pasquotank Correctional Institutions.

A native of Halifax County, Solomon attended Enfield High School. He received an associateís degree in criminal justice at Halifax Community College. He also served two years in the U.S. Army and retired with 24 years in the National Guard.

Solomon replaces J.C. Wilson who retired effective May 31.

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