The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Isaac Rogers the new warden of Dan River Prison Work Farm in Blanch.
He had been the director of the North Piedmont Confinement in Response to Violation Center in Lexington since December 2021.
“Warden Rogers is a progressive leader who is committed to the rehabilitation of offenders and preparing them for successful reentry into the community,” said Brandeshawn Harris, Interim Commissioner of Prisons. “He is a dedicated career public servant with a wealth of knowledge and experience.”
As warden, Rogers is responsible for all operations at the male minimum custody facility, which offers a number of programs for offenders, including drug and alcohol dependency classes, high-school equivalency preparation, and instruction in carpentry, masonry, information systems technology, horticulture, basic electricity, and human resource development.
A veteran employee to state government, Rogers began his career with the Department of Public Safety in 1997 as a correctional officer at the Caswell Correctional Center in Blanch.
In 2003, he was promoted to case manager and seven years later was promoted again, to programs supervisor.
Rogers was named the program director at Caswell Correctional in 2016 and two years later was tapped to be the associate warden for programs at Dan River Prison Work Farm.
In 2021, he was appointed to run the North Piedmont CRV and in February 2022 he simultaneously served as interim warden at Randolph Correctional Center.
He received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Elizabeth City State University and holds an advanced corrections certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission.
Rogers has completed the Department of Public Safety’s PEAK performance leadership and management training and has been an active member of the North Carolina Correctional Association since 2006.
Dan River Prison Work Farm is located on a 187.5-acre site in the west-central area of Caswell County, near Yanceyville. The prison was officially dedicated on March 25, 1996.
Dan River houses felon and misdemeanant minimum custody adult male offenders. Work assignments include food service, maintenance, janitorial and other institutional jobs.
Other work assignments include maintenance work at Caswell Correctional Center and the offender construction program.
A joint venture with the N.C. Wildlife Commission and Dan River has offenders working restoring forest land, parks, and lakes all across North Carolina.
In cooperation with Piedmont Community College, the facility operates the Roxboro Satellite Training Center, which uses the building that once housed Person Correctional Center. The Training Center's programs include carpentry, masonry, information systems technology, horticulture, basic electricity, and human resource development.