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Date: Nov. 7, 2008 Phone: 919 -716-3700


District 4B has new Community Corrections manager

Thurman Turner

 JACKSONVILLE -- Thurman Turner will be managing in Community Corrections of Onslow County, which is Judicial District 4B.

Succeeding the retired Mike Morton, Turner manages the activities of 38 probation/parole officers, who supervise approximately 1,700 offenders.

 Previously chief probation/parole officer in Pender County, the new judicial district manager began his career with the Department of Correction in the Division of Prisons in 1990. After moving to Community Corrections in 1995 in Northampton County, Turner rose through the ranks to chief probation/parole officer, in 2003 in Duplin County and in 2006 in Pender County.

 Turner has a political science degree from Elizabeth City State University, and has earned the N.C. Criminal Justice Standard Award.

 His wife, Tonya, is an attorney, and they have two sons, Isaac, age 3, and Desmond, 19.

 A Burgaw resident, Turner is active in his church and fraternity and serves on several local boards and committees. His other interests outside his work are family time, weightlifting and running.


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