Contact: George Dudley
Date: February 22, 2012
Phone: (919) 733-5027


Department of Public Safety Names New Administrator at Tabor Correctional Institution


TABOR CITY — Patsy L. Chavis is the new administrator at Tabor Correctional Institution, a Department of Public Safety prison that houses 1,500 adult male inmates and has approximately 500 officers and other staff.

The prison has a population of medium and close custody inmates confined in a mixture of regular population, segregation and maximum and intensive control beds.

Chavis, who had been assistant superintendent at Tabor since 2008, began her corrections career as a secretary in the former South Central Area Office of state prisons. She advanced into programming in 1994, and was named assistant superintendent at the former McCain Correctional Hospital in 2006.

Chavis has a bachelor of science degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

She is active in her church, teaching an adult Sunday school class.


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