RAY BROOK - Donald Hudson begins his new job as warden of the Federal Correctional Institution here on Sunday.
The previous warden, Russell Perdue, left the prison earlier this month to become warden of FCI Gilmer in West Virginia. He'd served as warden at FCI Ray Brook since February 2011.
Hudson will be FCI Ray Brook's 13th warden in the prison's 32-year history, according to a press release. He began his career in 1990 as a correctional officer at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan. In 1995, he became a lieutenant and transferred to FCI Jesup in Georgia. In 1996, he transferred to USP Atlanta, Ga., where he would later serve as emergency preparedness officer.
In 2000, he became a captain and transferred to FCI Tallahassee in Florida. He then transferred, as a captain, to USP Marion, Ill., in 2001. In 2004, he became a correctional services administrator to the North Central Regional Office. In 2007, he transferred to FCI Jesup as an associate Warden. In 2010, he Transferred to USP Lewisburg, Pa., and worked as the associate warden from January 2010 to present.
Hudson received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Washburn University of Topeka, Kan.