Momouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is proud to announce the appointment of Brian Elwood to Warden of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution. Warden Elwood, formerly Deputy Warden of MCCI, officially began his duties on May 2. This appointment comes after the retirement of William Fraser who served in the position since 2005. Fraser ended his career with a total of 34 years in corrections, most spent in New York, where he served in every uniform rank, before being named Commissioner of Corrections. “Warden Fraser is a nationally respected authority in the field of corrections and it was an honor to have him serve as Warden,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “I’m confident that Warden Elwood is equally committed to excellence and will continue to ensure that MCCI remains one of the top correctional facilities in the country.”
Warden Elwood began his career at MCCI in 1987 and rose through the ranks. Throughout his career, he has distinguished himself as a proven leader. Warden Elwood was instrumental in the change from a linear to a direct supervision management jail, he served as CERT (Corrections Emergency Response Team) commander at the facility, has led the accreditation team in obtaining and maintaining national accreditation from the American Correctional Association and managed and acted as the liaison to ICE and US Marshal contracts. In addition, Warden Elwood implemented and supervised the gang intelligence unit in and outside of the correctional institution. “I look forward to the challenges of running this outstanding institution,” said Warden Elwood. “We shall continue to operate a safe and secure facility for inmates and correctional staff while providing a significant source of revenue to the county.”
The Monmouth County Correctional Institution is a 1,328 bed facility. It is nationally accredited by the American Correctional Association and the National Commission of Correctional Health. “I’m certain that Warden Elwood and the dedicated men and women who serve in the corrections division will continue to meet the needs of Monmouth County,” said Sheriff Golden.