Raymond Byrd was named Warden of Wilkinson County Correctional Facility. Byrd’s previous experience includes serving as Warden at Dawson State Jail and at the Delta Correctional Facility as well as working as an assistant warden at CCA's Dawson State Jail.
Byrd began his correctional career in 1984 with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a correctional officer. He worked at several facilities and was later promoted to the rank of major. In 1999 he was hired by CCA as an assistant warden at the Winn Correctional facility in Winnfield, LA. Byrd also worked at the Correctional Treatment Facility in Washington, D.C. before returning to Texas at the Bartlett State Jail. In December of 2003, he joined the team at the Dawson State Jail in Dallas, Texas.