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For Release: March 9, 2006 - Contact: Larry Traylor, (804) 674-3574

DOC Appoints New Warden at Sussex I State Prison

RICHMOND – Virginia Department of Corrections (DOC) Director Gene M. Johnson announced today the appointment of Loretta K. Kelly as Warden of Sussex I State Prison in Sussex County.

Kelly began her career with the DOC in 1982 and most recently held the position of Warden at Deep Meadow Correctional Center. She has also held positions as Institutional Counselor, Probation and Parole Officer, Ombudsman, Treatment Program Supervisor, and Assistant and Deputy Warden. Kelly replaces Gerald K. Washington who has been on temporary assignment as Warden at Sussex I.

In conjunction with this appointment the following staff members are being reassigned:

Sussex I State Prison, opened in May 1998, is a state of the art maximum security facility and home of Virginia’s death row.