During his career, Lt. Jones led a Special Operation Response Team to calm a riot within the federal prison system. This incident enlightened him to the imbalance in our criminal justice system due to the removal of parole, in the late 80's. Through his organization, Advocate4Justice, Lt. Jones seeks to educate the public on a number of health and social justice issues.
Garry L. Jones is a former U.S. Department of Justice employee. Born and raised in Kinston, North Carolina, Jones received his formal education from the Kinston City Schools, graduating from Kinston High School in 1982, where he lettered in football and track.
Jones went on to attend North Carolina Central University, earning a B.A. in Criminal Justice in 1986. Following graduation, he was employed by the D.C. Department of Corrections in Lorton, Virginia as a Corrections Officer.
In 1988, Jones moved back to North Carolina, where he was employed as a Case Manager at the Triangle Correctional Institute in Raleigh, and the Goldsboro Correctional Center in Goldsboro, North Carolina. January of 1991, Jones began working for the U.S. Department of Justice at Federal Prison Camp Seymour Johnson, located at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina. September of 1993, he was promoted to Lieutenant at Federal Prison Camp Seymour Johnson only to be promoted again as Senior Lieutenant at FCI Tallahassee.