for Women to be dedicated
Swannanoa Correctional Center
for Women will celebrate its dedication with an open house Tuesday, Nov.
18, at 2 p.m.
inmates previously housed at
Center for Women were
transferred to Swannanoa in July.
Under a plan approved last year by the General Assembly, the
Department of Correction (DOC) moved its operations to the northern part
of the Swannanoa Valley
Center while the
Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention operates a
youth development center for male juvenile offenders in the southern
section of the campus.
long-term goal of both departments is for a complete transition of the
campus to DOC and to increase the number of female inmates at the center
to 165 by late 2009.
for the dedication ceremony will include Secretary of Correction Theodis
Beck, Division of Prisons Director Boyd Bennett and Steve Bailey,
Western Region director for the Division of Prisons.
Swannanoa Administrator Debbie Hughes will recognize employees of
of the facility will be conducted following the dedication ceremonies.
Interstate 40 west to exit 59, turn left off the ram to the traffic
light. Turn right onto U.S. 70 East. At the first
intersection, turn left onto
Whittson Avenue. At the stop sign, turn
left onto Old U.S. 70 to the first traffic light. Turn left onto
Lake Eden Road. Turn left at Division
of Prisons Facility Sign onto access road, then left into the prison