Norman Carlson

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Norman Carlson
Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons
In office
Personal details
Born (1933-08-10) August 10, 1933 (age 83)
United States
Nationality American
Occupation Correctional officer, professor

Norman A. Carlson (born 1933) is best known for his direction of the Federal Bureau of Prisons from 1970 to 1987 and long-time involvement with this bureau.[1] During his 30-year involvement, he served in the United States Penitentiary of Leavenworth, Kansas, and also in the Federal Correctional Institution of Ashland, Kentucky.[2] He was President of the American Correctional Association from 1978 to 1980 and was the Adjunct Professor for the Department of Sociology at University of Minnesota for 11 years (1987–98).


  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
  2. ^ "Norman A. Carlson: Executive Profile", BusinessWeek. Bloomberg L.P., 2010. Web. August 31, 2010.

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