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Stephen Boyd Promoted to Warden of Medium Securities

CRANSTON, R.I. – August 2, 2006 – A.T. Wall, II, director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, has announced the appointment of Stephen C. Boyd of W. Greenwich, R.I., as Warden of Medium Security Facilities. Those facilities include John J. Moran Medium Security, the Department’s largest sentenced institution, and the Donald Price Facility.

Boyd’s long record of service to the Department of Corrections has been marked by a series of steady promotions as his superiors have consistently recognized his talents. His corrections career dates back to 1982 when he came on board as a Correctional Officer. Serving in that capacity for ten years, he then went on to become an Investigator with the newly-formed Special Investigations Unit in 1992. He was then promoted to Chief Investigator, a position he held until 1998 when he became Acting Deputy Warden of the High Security Center. In 1999, he moved into the role of Deputy Warden at the Intake Service Center, leaving there to become Deputy Warden of Medium Facilities from 2001 to 2003. He moved to Maximum Security as the facility’s Deputy Warden in 2003.

Boyd has been instrumental in the smooth operation of Maximum for the last three years. He has helped to oversee a sizeable staff and an inmate population that includes those serving long sentences for a variety of offenses as well as those with shorter sentences who have been transferred for serious discipline and/or behavior problems.

In discussing Boyd’s most recent promotion, Director Wall notes, “Throughout his career, Steve has demonstrated his knowledge of institutional operations, management skills, leadership ability, sound judgment, strong work ethic, and integrity. He has been a firm, fair, and consistent manager, and we are pleased to recognize his accomplishments with this latest promotion.” Boyd has an Associate’s degree from the Community College of Rhode Island and has nearly completed the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and business administration at Roger Williams University.

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