RAY BROOK — A new warden is on the job at the Federal Correctional Institution in Ray Brook.
Donald Hudson will be the 13th warden in the facility’s 32-year history and brings years of experience to the area, according to a press release from FCI Ray Brook.
He is replacing warden Russell A. Perdue, who transferred to FCI Gilmer in West Virginia on July 15.
Hudson’s career started as a correction officer at the U.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth in 1990 before he transferred to FCI Jesup in Georgia as a lieutenant five years later.
By 1996, Hudson had moved moved to USP Atlanta. While still serving as a lieutenant, he entered training to become the emergency preparedness officer there before being officially appointed to the position in 1998.
In 2000, he transferred to FCI Tallahassee as a captain, where he remained until the following year, when he went to work as a captain at USP Marion in Illinois.
He spent three years in Illinois before leaving for Kansas to work as a correctional services administrator at the North Central Regional Office of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Hudson later returned to FCI Jesup to fulfill the associate warden position before transferring to USP Lewisburg in Pennsylvania in 2010, where he also worked as an associate warden before coming to FCI Ray Brook.
He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.
FCI Ray Brook is a medium-security federal prison that opened in 1980.
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