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Date: Feb. 18, 2008 Phone: 919 -716-3700

New Hanover prison has new superintendentPhoto of Susan White

 WILMINGTON -- Susan White is the new superintendent at New Hanover Correctional Center. She succeeds Ennis Oates, who transferred to Neuse Correctional Institution in Goldsboro.

 New Hanover Correctional incarcerates approximately 400 male offenders in minimum custody, and has a staff of 112 officers, administrative personnel and support staff.

 White was previously an assistant superintendent for programs at Tabor Correctional Institution, a new close-custody prison expected to open later this year in Columbus County. Prior to joining Tabor Correctional last year, White had been assistant superintendent for programs since 1999 at Pender Correctional Institution, where she started as a program director in 1994.

 Her corrections career began 1989 at Blue Ridge Youth Center in 1989 and includes several months at the Wilmington Residential Facility for Women.

Prior to working for the Department of Correction (DOC), White had several years experience in private offender treatment, law enforcement and teaching.

 White earned a bachelorís degree in sociology and criminal justice at Appalachian State University in 1979. She has also completed DOCís Correctional Leadership Development Program.

 The Gaston County native and her husband reside in Brunswick County. She enjoys gardening, reading, art and riding her motorcycle.


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