New administrator for Piedmont Correctional

Published 9:04 am Tuesday, July 12, 2016

SALISBURY – The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Joseph Valliere as the new administrator at Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury.

Valliere has served as the assistant superintendent for custody and operations at Piedmont CI since 2012. He is a 24-year corrections veteran who began work as an officer at Davie Correctional Center in 1992.  He transferred to Piedmont CI in 1995 and advanced through the ranks there as a sergeant, lieutenant and captain.

A native of Newburgh, N.Y., he received his bachelor’s degree from the New York Institute of Technology and he is a 2014 graduate of the NCDPS Correctional Leadership Development Program.

Piedmont Correctional Institution houses approximately 950 inmates in medium and minimum custody and serves as the admission and diagnostic center for adult male felons entering the prison system from the western half of North Carolina.  It operates with a staff of about 450 employees.