Aberdeen, WA - Eric Jackson was appointed as the Associate Superintendent for Programs at Stafford Creek Corrections Center after holding the position on a temporary basis since February.
Jackson, who started at a correctional officer at McNeil Island Corrections Center, has held a wide range of responsibilities in the agency. After spending time as an officer, sergeant, defensive tactics instructor and classification counselor at several DOC facilities, Jackson moved to Stafford Creek as a Correctional Unit Supervisor when it opened in 2000.
Stafford Creek is home to some of the most progressive offender programs in the Department of Corrections prison system including its nationally recognized sustainability program. Jackson will oversee all programs at the facility including education, recreation, Family Friendly Programs, offender classification, and the residential Therapeutic Community.
“I feel fortunate to be going back to Stafford,” he said. “It’s a great facility with wonderful staff members who are supported by an outstanding community.”
Prior to his appointment as Associate Superintendent Jackson worked as a classification specialist at headquarters in Olympia and served as the DOC’s liaison to the Clemency and Pardons Board.
Stafford Creek houses about 2,000 male offenders in minimum-, medium-, and maximum-custody units.