Patricia Yeldell has been named the new warden at Leath Correctional Institution.
Yeldell joined the state Department of Corrections in 1987 as an officer at McCormick Correctional Institution. She served in capacities such as inmate coordinator lieutenant, captain, major and presently warden.
Yeldell has always been committed to the mission of corrections, and as warden, will continue to be dedicated and committed to the mission, as well as the community.
She is the wife of Donald Yeldell and the mother of Courtney Jones.