The Author Charles A. Gardner
Charles A. Gardner is a municipal court judge and retired Corrections regional training lieutenant in Malone, New York, the far-upstate town where he was born and raised. His twenty-five-year career in New York State Department of Corrections included working as a correction officer, sergeant, and lieutenant. He had experience working in medium and maximum-security facilities including stints at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora and the maximum-security prisons of Sing-Sing, Bedford Hills, Great Meadow, and Upstate. Gardner served on the Department of Corrections’ emergency response team (CERT), which played a critical role in the search for the 2015 prison escapees. He lives in the North Country.