Prisons Info on COVID-19

Percent Positive – represents number of offenders with a current COVID-19 diagnosis out of total number of offenders in a state prison facility. 
Active Cases – number of offenders in a state prison with current COVID-19 diagnosis.
Hospitalized – number of offenders currently being treated for COVID-19 at a community hospital.
Total Tests Administered – cumulative number of tests administered (includes Molecular and Antigen tests) since testing began March 2020.
Total Offenders Tested – represents each distinct individual who has been tested at least once for COVID-19 since testing began March 2020. This number also includes those offenders who have completed their prison sentence and/or those in ELC.
Total Tested Positive – represents the number of distinct individuals who have tested positive at least once for COVID since testing began March 2020. This number also includes those offenders who have completed their prison sentence and/or those in ELC.
Presumed Recovered – represents the number of distinct individuals who have a diagnosis of COVID-19 that is determined resolved by a medical provid
er.

Recent Actions Taken

January 20, 2021
Recived first allocation of coronavirus vaccine and began inoculating prison staff and offenders

January 7, 2021
Continued the installation of nearly 4,000 air purifiers in the ductwork of state prisons to better filter out any airborne virus particles. Installation began in December and is projected to be completed in early February for this important health and safety initiative.

Dec. 22, 2020
Extending the initiative through March 31, 2021 to make COVID-19 testing available to more than 21,000 employees in the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, which includes the Division of Prisons. The initiative provides for free, confidential, flexible and voluntary COVID-19 testing. Testing will occur at identified FastMed Urgent Care locations throughout the state. LabCorp will provide employees with results through its secure online portal.

December 14, 2020
Initiated an aggressive COVID-19 testing plan for all staff who work inside prisons, to test them every two weeks. In addition, 5% of staff who work in other Prisons’ locations that do not house offenders will be tested for the virus on a weekly basis, resulting in at least 20% of the staff at these locations being tested each month.

 

Previous Actions Taken

COVID-19 Related Offender Deaths

Confirmed COVID-19 Related Offender Deaths By Facility

Albemarle CI 3
Alexander CI 6
Anson CI 3
Caldwell CC 1
Central Prison 4
Greene CI 2
Harnett CI 1
Hyde CI 1
Lumberton CI 1
Mountain View CI 2
Nash CI 2
NCCIW 2
Neuse CI   4
Pender CI 4
Rutherford CC 1
Scotland CI 2
Tabor CI 2

 

Total Offender Deaths
41

 

Lowest offender population since 1995

COVID-19 Offender Testing Data

*This is the number of hospitalized offenders with a COVID-19 diagnosis entered into the Prisons medical database at the time the chart is updated each day.

Offender Population Trends