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Date: June 14, 2010 Phone: 919 -716-3700


New warden named at largest prison for women

Bianca Harris
- Bianca Harris is the new warden at the state's largest prison for female inmates, N.C. Correctional Institution for Women (NCCIW).

She succeeds Annie Harvey, who earlier was promoted to Female Command manager in the Division of Prisons.

NCCIW - commonly known as women's prison - houses 1,300 offenders, the largest population of female inmates in the state. It manages all custody levels and control statuses, including death row, maximum, close, medium, minimum and safekeepers. Also, primary medical, mental and alcohol and chemical dependency treatment are provided.

Women's prison is also the diagnostic center that serves as the point of entry into the prison system for all women sentenced as felons.

In addition to being responsible for the facilities and operations, Harris will oversee the management of more than 650 correctional officers and administrative staff members.

Harris had been NCCIW deputy warden since 2008. Her entire corrections career has been at Women's Prison, beginning in 1993 as a correctional officer.

A 1991 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, Harris has bachelor of science degree in criminal justice administration. She is an American Correctional Association accreditation manager.


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