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Date: June, 17, 2009 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Scotland Correctional Institution has new administrator

LAURINBURG - Joel Nathan Herron is the new administrator for Scotland Correctional Institution, a 1,000-cell, high security prison.Joel Herron

As administrator, Herron is responsible for a prison that employs 403 people, including correctional officers and administrative, food service, medical, dental and maintenance staff. It has a standard operating capacity of 864 inmates, with 128 segregation cells and eight health care beds.

Scotland Correctional Institution also has a Correction Enterprises sewing plant and vocational training.

Herron began his career at Hoke Correctional Institution in 1984 as a health assistant and progressed through the ranks there, reaching the rank of captain. In March 2007, he was named the Division of Prisons’ assistant chief of security and South Central Region operations manager in 2008.

A Correctional Officer of the Year in 1985, Herron has completed the state’s Certified Public Manager training and is a member of the Department of Correction’s Correctional Leadership Development Program. He is on N.C. Society of Certified Public Managers Board of Directors.

His personal interests include art - specializing in penciled portraits - singing, cooking, reading and spending time with his grandson.


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