Craig Coil, former associate warden of FCC Yazoo City, is the new deputy warden of operations at Wilkinson County Correctional Facility (WCCF). Coil, who recently retired as warden from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP), has more than 25 years of experience in corrections.
“I’ve known Craig for many years, and I can tell you he brings a wealth of experience to this position,” said WCCF Warden Scott Middlebrooks. “He has literally worked in all areas of corrections. I look forward to him drawing on that experience -- and using his expertise -- to dramatically enhance the service we provide here at WCCF.”
In addition to having worked as warden, Coil has worked as an associate warden, core section chief of program review division, correctional program specialist/examiner, cook supervisor, and food service administrator. His career includes service at correctional facilities in Florida, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, California, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.
Coil, who hails from Florida, said he is happy about his new position and he looks forward to settling down in the Woodville area.
“I’m excited to take on this new job,” he said. “I look forward to making improvements to the facility and to enhancing security, staff accountability and staff professionalism.”
In his new position, Coil will supervise the chief of security and be responsible for overall management of security and unit management operations, according to Middlebrooks. In addition to developing new policies and procedures that affect security, he will coordinate training to ensure compliance with all facility objectives, Middlebrooks said.
Coil will also monitor the inmate disciplinary and grievance processes to ensure staff compliance, Middlebrooks said. At the same time, he added, Coil “will maintain constant vigilance of employees and inmates through staff assignments to ensure that policies, rules and regulations are being adhered to and that none are violated.”