Larry Dail Named Eastern Region Director for Prisons

Published 12:19 pm Friday, March 16, 2018

RALEIGH — The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Craven Correctional Institution Administrator Larry Dail as the new Eastern Region director for Prisons.

Dail, 64, who has spent 35 years with the state in Prisons, replaces Annie Harvey, who was promoted to the deputy director of Prisons on July 31, 2017. The Eastern Region consists of 12 prisons.

“We could not have selected a better person to fill this role than Larry Dail,” said Interim Chief Deputy Secretary Reuben Young. “He is an example of someone who is proud of his correctional officer roots and has worked at every level of prison operations with distinction.”

Said Dail, “I never dreamed of it. I started out as a correctional officer and wanted it to be my career. I learned quickly this was a great place to make it my career.”

Dail began his career as a correctional officer at Eastern CI in 1983 and moved up through the ranks at the facility to captain. He transferred to Greene Correctional Institution in 1994 as a captain and was promoted to assistant superintendent for custody and operations before returning to Eastern CI in 1999 as the assistant superintendent for custody and operations.

In 2005, Dail was promoted to assistant superintendent for custody and operations at the new Maury Correctional Institution. He also graduated from the then-N.C. Department of Correction Leadership Development Program. His CLDP project on undue familiarity later sparked the Office of the Secretary of Correction to develop the “Red Flags – Are We Paying Attention to Staff?” poster, which is currently found in all prisons.

Dail was promoted to superintendent at Craven CI in 2007. A year later, he graduated from the U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections Leadership Development Program.