The North Carolina Division of Adult Correction & Juvenile Justice has named Chris Crawford as the new warden of the Caldwell Correctional Center in Lenoir. Mr. Crawford had previously been the assistant superintendent for custody at the Mountain View Correctional in Spruce Pine.
In his new position, Crawford is responsible for all operations at the Caldwell Correctional Center, which houses medium and minimum custody male offenders. Built in 1938, the prison has a maximum capacity of around 240 offenders.
Mr. Crawford began his career with the Department of Public Safety in 1991 as a correctional officer at the former Western Youth Institution. Among other items on his résumé, he also worked at the Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution and the Alexander Correctional Institution before moving to Spruce Pine.
Mr. Crawford holds degrees from Western Piedmont Community College and from North Carolina State University.