With more than 5,000 inmates being processed each year, the diagnostics staff keeps busy. Standing, left to right: Geraldine Layton, processing asst. III; Gail Erke, behavior specialist; Dennis Kitchen, case analyst; Janice Bills, case analyst; Lanette Badger, administrative technician; Howard Sadler, case analyst; Tina Singleton, case analyst; Susan Hedgepeth, case analyst; Steven Jacobs, senior case analyst; Floyd Thayer, case analyst; Barbara Molk, case analyst; and Vanessa Murrell, senior case analyst. Sitting, left to right: Cynthia Miller, case analyst; Arthur Downey, case analyst; Mildred Williams, administrative technician; Jackie Robinson, processing assistant; and Vicky Carver, director.
Although most offenders stay at Craven for approximately 15 days, about 220 inmates are part of the prison’s full-time population. The programs staff makes sure that all full-time offenders have jobs or participate the prison’s academic, vocational or rehabilitation programs, such as cognitive behavioral training, Alcoholics Anonymous or GED education.
Standing left to right: Linda Tucker, admininstrative secretary; Bernice Thomas, records clerk; Betty Whitford, transportation cordinator., Aliki Voliva, programs assistant; Audrey Fields, records clerk; MichelleRich, processing assistant; and Carolyn Schock, horticulture instructor, .
Sitting, left to right: Robert Benjamin, programs assistant; Larry Dombos, programs supervisor; James Raiford, programs assistant; and Errol Reddick, classification cordinator.
DENTAL Assessing dental health is an important step in the intake process. Dr. Simbarashe Jaravaza puts himself in his patients’ shoes, surrounded by Ed Lassiter, dental assistant; John Griffith, contract dentist; Karen Morrisey, dental hygienist; and Susan Fornes, dental assistant.
Connie Mackey, right and Yolanda Martin handle inmate visitation. PPO Matthew Grady, center, visits the visitation crew while at Craven to serve a warrant on an offender.
DORM OFFICERS Left to right: Lt. Michael Lammonds, Internal Affairs, William Reising, Sgt. Joyce Patterson; Captain Francis Evans; Sarah Williams and J. Bowman.
THE COMPUTER GUY
Sonny Williams spent 25 years in the Air Force as a jet engine mechanic. After graduating from East Carolina University in 2000, he settled down at Craven, where he provides computer support.
Jim Godwin takes on a new enterprise
RALEIGH--After five years as director of Correction Enterprises, Jim Godwin is taking on a new challenge—retirement. He looks forward to the change, but will miss his job and his colleagues.
“Working for Correction Enterprises is the best job in state government in my opinion,” said Godwin. “It’s somewhat unique in that employees have to set goals and business objectives, i.e. profit, loss, sales. That’s why they are by far the best state employees I’ve ever worked with.”