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For Release: Contact: Mike Stater
Date: Aug. 1, 2007 Phone: 919 -716-3700

 New superintendent named at Lumberton Correctional

 LUMBERTON Sandra F. Thomas is the new superintendent at Lumberton Correctional Institution. She succeeds GeorgeSandra Thomas Kenworthy, who was transferred to serve as superintendent of the new Tabor Correctional Institution.

 Thomas is in charge of a medium custody prison that houses 624 adult male inmates and has a staff of 268 officers and administrative and support personnel.

 Previously operations manager for the South Central Region Office, she also had served as superintendent at Robeson Correctional Center at Lumberton. She began her career as an administrative secretary of the South Central Area Office at McCain Correctional Hospital in 1982.  She became a correctional officer at Robeson in 1990; promoted to correctional lieutenant at Lumberton in 1997 and later as captain in 2000.  She became assistant superintendent for custody and operations at Sand Hills Youth Center in 2003 and was promoted to Robeson superintendent in 2004.

 Thomas has an associate degree from Lenoir Community College and is a graduate of the Correctional Leadership Development Program and National Institute of Corrections Diversity Management Training in Colorado.

 She is married, has three children and four grandchildren.


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