The North Carolina Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named David Mitchell as the director of its Mountain Region prisons, overseeing 15 prison facilities in the state’s western region. Mitchell is a 28-year corrections veteran who most recently served as administrator at Lanesboro Correctional Institution. He began his corrections career in 1988 as an officer at Caldwell Correctional Center and has also served as an assistant superintendent at Western Youth Institution, administrator at Mountain View Correctional Institution, operations manager for the Western Region and as private-prison monitor for two North Carolina prisons formerly operated by a private corporation. Mitchell is a U.S. Navy veteran and a graduate of Western Piedmont Community College with an Associate of Science in criminal justice. He received his Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Gardner-Webb University.