John F. Caraway

Regional Director John F. Caraway

John F. Caraway is the Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Mr. Caraway began his career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1992 at FCI Jesup, Georgia, as a Correctional Officer. He held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility from Senior Officer Specialist, to Employee Services Specialist and Employee Services Manager, before being promoted to the position of Executive Assistant at FCI Tallahassee, Florida, in 2000. Mr. Caraway served as Associate Warden at FPC Duluth, Minnesota, and USP Canaan, Pennsylvania and then in 2008, Mr. Caraway was selected to serve as Deputy Assistant Director of the Human Resource Management Division in Washington, D.C..

Mr. Caraway was appointed to the Senior Executive Service as Warden of FCI Cumberland, Maryland, in June 2010, and in September 2012, he was named Complex Warden at FCC Terre Haute, Indiana.

Mr. Caraway holds a degree in Aviation Technology from the Community College of the Air Force; an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Studies from Alpena Community College in Alpena, Michigan; a Bachelor of Science Degree in History from the University of New York; and a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management through Troy State University.

Mr. Caraway has received numerous awards during his Bureau career including the Attorney General's Award for Excellence in Administrative Support for his recruitment of minorities and women in hard to fill positions (1996); the Regional Director’s Award for the Southeast Region for his outstanding contribution to the Bureau of Prisons (2001); and most recently, the New Warden of the Year award (2011).

Before joining the Bureau of Prisons, Mr. Caraway served five years in the United States Air Force where he was decorated for his achievement during the Gulf War.