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A Vandalia Community High School graduate has been named at the Yankton Federal Prison Camp in Yankton, S.D.
According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Kimberly Bennett assumed warden duties at Federal Prison Camp Yankton on Jan. 11.
Bennett began her career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, as a correctional officer at Federal Correctional Institute in Greenville in 2001. She promoted to senior officer specialist at Greenville in 2006.
While working at Greenville, she earned a master’s degree in education, with a minor in curriculum and instruction, from the University of Phoenix in 2008.
She then transferred in 2008 as an officer to United States Penitentiary in Coleman, Fla., she became a unit secretary prior to her promotion to teacher in 2009.
She served as the supervisor of education at FCI Ray Brook, N.Y., from 2011-13, when she transferred as supervisor of education to USP Marion.
In 2015, she accepted the complex executive assistant position at Federal Correctional Center in Victorville, California.
Her first associate warden selection occurred at FCC Yazoo City, Miss., in 2017. She then worked as associate warden at USP Atwater, Calif., from 2018 until her selection as warden.
While an associate warden, she oversaw Psychology Services, Correctional Systems, Religious Services, Unit Management, PREA Compliance, Correctional Services, Discipline Hearings Officers, Education, Recreation, Reentry Affairs and the Employees’ Club.
Prior to her career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Bennett completed her bachelor’s degree in business management degree, with a minor in organizational leadership, at Greenville University in Greenville.
Bennett and her husband, Bryan, have a daughter, Reagan Bennett.