Carlton Joyner has been named the new warden of Central Prison.
Joyner replaces former warden Kenneth Lassiter who was promoted to central region director in May.
Joyner will be in charge of a prison that houses nearly 1,000 male inmates and staffs 700 correctional officers and support personnel.
Joyner was most recently administrator at Harnett Correctional Institution in Lillington. He began his career at Central Prison in 1984 as a correctional officer, and worked at prisons in Durham, Orange and Wake counties.