named at Sanford prison
– Jimmy Currin is the new superintendent at Sanford Correctional
Center. He was previously
assistant superintendent for custody and operations at Harnett
Correctional Institution in Lillington.
succeeds Sorrell Saunders, who was promoted to superintendent of
Correctional is a minimum security prison for approximately 300 adult
males. Most of the inmates leave the prison to work off-site daily. The
prison has a staff 72 correctional officers and administrative
began his career as a correctional officer in 1983 at Harnett
Correctional, where he was promoted through the ranks, reaching
assistant superintendent in 2005. The Boone
School graduate attended Central Carolina
new superintendent has completed the Department of Correction’s
Supervisory Development Program and has earned the State Advanced
Correctional Certificate. He is a former DOC Special Operations Response
Team leader and a former commander of the Division of Prisons’ South
Central Region 2nd Company.
is married and has two daughters, a son and two grandchildren. He also
spends time fishing, being active in his church and serving on the State
Employees Credit Union local advisory board.
A digital copy of the photo is available by calling 919-716-3700.