02/15/05 — New Duplin Correctional Center superintendent named

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New Duplin Correctional Center superintendent named

By Dennis Hill
Published in News on February 15, 2005 1:57 PM

KENANSVILLE -- Travis Outlaw, a 30-year veteran in the NC Department of Correction, has been named superintendent of the Duplin Correctional Center.

As superintendent for the minimum custody unit near Kenansville, Outlaw will oversee the management of all of the prison's operations and programs, including approximately 90 employees and 325 male inmates. He was most recently assistant superintendent at Wayne Correctional Center.

Outlaw began his career in the Department of Correction in 1975 as a correctional officer at Pender Correctional Institution, where he rose to lieutenant, and then transferred to Eastern Correctional Institution, where he was named a unit manager. Before going to Wayne, Outlaw was an assistant superintendent at the Duplin prison.

"It really pleases me to be able to name someone like Travis to lead one of our units," said Boyd Bennett, the director of the state Division of Prisons. "He knows our minimum custody system, and he is able to motivate his staff with communication and team-building skills."

Outlaw is glad to be returning to Duplin.

"It's one of the best places where I've worked, and that's because they have a great staff," Outlaw said. "It's a wonderful opportunity."

Outlaw holds a bachelor's degree in political science from St. Augustine's College and is a certified public manager. He is married and has four children. The family resides in Goldsboro.