Lt. Golden was promoted to the position of Assistant Jail Administrator with the rank of Lieutenant in 2003. There are two Assistant Jail Administrators, one with the responsibility of security and the other the responsibility of inmate programs. While each Lieutenant is responsible for all operations during their watch, Lt Golden oversees the security aspect of the day to day operations. Linda was hired by the Penobscot County Jail in 1987 as a part-time corrections officer and was hired full time in 1988. She graduated with top honors from the 63rd class of the Maine Criminal Justice Corrections Academy in 1988. Linda continued to broaden her law enforcement knowledge by attending the 100-hour Reserve Officers training school at the MCJA in 1989. In 1990 Linda Golden was promoted to Corporal in charge of Intake at the booking area of the Jail. In 1991-92 she received specialized training in FBI basic fingerprint classification and latent fingerprint recovery techniques at MCJA. In 1997 she earned a promotion to Sergeant when the supervision of the Transport Division was added to her duties.
Lt. Golden is active in implementing new policies and procedures and monitoring compliance with the standards as established by the Department of Corrections.