Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
--- Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) Director Reginald A.
Wilkinson today named three new wardens, one warden transfer and an acting
are losing several outstanding and experienced wardens to the Early Retirement
Incentive,” said Wilkinson. “Their successors have the experience and talent
to lead their respective prisons during these challenging times.”
The wardens will take their new positions on December 31, 2001.
35, Deputy Warden of Operations at the Ohio State Penitentiary (OSP) will
replace Arthur Tate, Jr. as warden of the Belmont Correctional Institution in
Bobby started working for DRC in 1993.
He held the positions of warden’s assistant and deputy warden at
Ohio’s “super-maximum security” prison in Youngstown. Bobby holds a degree
in Criminal Justice from Youngstown State University. Bobby will be replacing
Tate, 53, who began his career in corrections as a social worker at the Lebanon
Correctional Institution (LECI) in 1969.
During his tenure with DRC, Tate also served as warden at the Chillicothe
Correctional Institution (CCI) and the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF)
39, Deputy Warden of Operations at the Orient Correctional Institution (OCI)
will serve as acting warden during the deactivation of OCI. Erwin holds a
Master’s Degree from the University of Louisville and began his career with
the Department in 1996 as an institutional inspector.
Warden Robert Beightler, 51, is retiring after thirty years with the
Department, beginning his career as a corrections officer at the Ohio
Reformatory for Women.
He also served as the chief of security and a deputy warden at two
51, will replace John D. Morgan as warden of the North Central Correctional
Institution (NCCI) in Marion.
Lane came to corrections in 1991 as Chief of Audits.
He has served as deputy warden of administration at NCCI and Deputy
Warden of Administration and Special Services at the Franklin Pre-Release
attended Central State University and Hunter
College in New York. He has a degree in Economics from the Ohio State University. Morgan, 56,
began his career as a psychologist at the Marion Correctional Institution (MCI)
in 1969. In addition to NCCI, he served as warden at the Corrections Medical
Center in Columbus.
41, current warden at the Allen Correctional Institution (ACI) in Lima, will
replace Warden Harold Carter at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.
Haviland began his career as a social services worker at the Lima
Correctional Institution in 1985.
He served as a deputy warden at both the Lima and North Central
Correctional Institutions before being tapped to serve as ACI’s warden in
1999. Haviland holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the Ohio
State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Ashland
University. Carter, 57, is retiring from SOCF after working his way up to warden
from the position of corrections officer at CCI in 1971.
35, will replace Haviland as warden at ACI. Williams started his correctional
career as a corrections program specialist at the Lorain Correctional
Institution in 1990.
Since 1997, he has served as deputy warden at the Mansfield Correctional
to working at DRC, Williams was a youth leader at the Indian River School for
the Department of Youth Services. Williams has a Bachelor of Science Degree from
also named Brigid Slaton as Adult Parole Authority Regional (APA)
Administrator for Cincinnati.
Slaton, 38, began her career in parole as a secretary in the Dayton APA
office in 1987. She became a parole officer in 1988 and was promoted to Regional
Services Coordinator for Cincinnati in 1996.
Slaton, a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Chemical Dependency
Counselor, holds a Masters Degree in Education Social Agency Counseling from the
University of Dayton. Slaton replaces Evelyn Watson, 60, a 24-year APA career
professional who retired earlier this year.
more information please contact the DRC Public Information office at (614)