Two prison officials have been promoted in the state Department of Public Safety.
Joe Prater will be deputy commissioner for administration and George Solomon will be director of prisons. They were named by Correction Commissioner David Guice.
Prater has been acting prisons director since January, and before that he was assistant section chief for prisons. He spent eight years in community corrections, and before that worked in local government and private sector jobs.
Solomon supervised prisons in the Piedmont and central part of the state, and was also a prison superintendent, deputy warden, assistant chief of security and correctional officer.