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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Wayne County Names Community Corrections Building for Commissioner John M. Bell

Wayne County, NC – Wayne County named the newly renovated offices for Community Corrections for Wayne County Commissioner John M. Bell in a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier today. Commissioner Bell worked with the North Carolina Department of Corrections/Division of Adult Probation and Parole from 1978-1995 as a Parole Officer and Intensive Officer and has served on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners since December of 2000.

This facility, formerly serving as the Farm Service Agency office, was remodeled by the Wayne County Facilities Department, resulting in substantial cost savings for the County. The mission of Community Corrections is to protect the safety of citizens in communities throughout the state by providing viable alternatives and meaningful supervision to offenders on probation, parole or post-release supervision.

Commissioner Bell said, “It was very unique and I felt overwhelmed.  I wasn’t expecting anything like that; I have always believed you do your job, or whatever needs to be done, without expecting something in return.  So I never expected anything like this.”

County Manager Craig Honeycutt added, “It was an exceptional turnout from the community for an exceptional man. We are indebted to John for his public service and appreciate the Board of Commissioners for recognizing his commitment to Wayne County.”

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