The Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice Division has appointed Timothy Maynor as the new director of Catawba Correctional Center in Newton.
Maynor had been the deputy warden of the prison since March 2020.
“Warden Maynor is an exceptional leader with nearly two decades of experience in our prisons,” said Todd Ishee, Commissioner of Prisons. “He knows how to get things done and is a welcome addition to our team of caretakers who work so hard to protect our communities with care and commitment.”
In his new position, Maynor is responsible for all operations of the prison, which houses adult males in minimal custody.
Established in 1932, the prison was one of 61 Field Unit prisons renovated or built in the 1930s to house offenders who worked on road construction. The prison’s original housing unit with two dormitories was renovated in the mid-1980s.
Prison offenders benefit from bridging programs such as men’s education, drug and alcohol treatment, and high school equivalency courses and tests. Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous support groups are also represented at the prison.
Eligible offenders can participate in the Work Release Program, which allows them to be employed by private sector companies to begin their reintegration into the community and earn a salary that can be used to support their children and their family, as well as to pay compensation. Numerous studies show that offenders who are employed upon release are less likely to commit other crimes.
Offenders can be assigned a wide range of prison jobs, including cooking, janitor, and maintenance of housing units. Eligible offenders may participate in a vocational training program offered by Catawba Valley Community College.
A seasoned state government employee, Maynor began his career with the Department of Public Safety in 2003 as a correctional officer at Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville.
He was promoted to prison sergeant in 2006, deputy unit director in 2010, lieutenant later that year, and captain in 2014.
In 2019 he was promoted again, this time to the position of Associate Director of Lincoln Correctional in Lincolnton. A year later, he was appointed deputy director of the Catawba Correctional Service.
He has received advanced training in disciplinary investigations, incident reports, PREA investigations, interviewing, case management, restoration, crisis response and the use of shields and ammunition less than lethal.
He has completed the Peak Performance training program and holds an advanced correction certificate.
His hobbies include refereeing, supervising and training young athletes, and restoring old vehicles.