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Offender Dies in Apparent Suicide

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Offender Christopher Watson (#0876848) died Tuesday evening at Scotland Correctional Institution after an apparent suicide. He was found unresponsive in his cell at 7:40 p.m.

State Highway Patrol To Launch Move Over Campaign

Monday, July 27, 2020

In an effort to increase the public’s awareness on the importance of moving over for public service vehicles, the State Highway Patrol is launching Move a Little/Save a Lot, a campaign focused on the education and enforcement of the state’s Move Over law. 

Offender Dies of COVID-19

Friday, July 24, 2020

An offender housed at Albemarle Correctional Institution who tested positive for COVID-19 has died at the hospital as a result of pre-existing conditions complicated by COVID-19.

This is the eighth coronavirus death of an individual in custody at a North Carolina state prison.

First youth tests positive for COVID-19 in state Juvenile Justice facility

Friday, July 24, 2020

A juvenile housed at Pitt Juvenile Detention Center in Greenville has tested positive for the coronavirus. This is the first positive test for COVID-19 of a juvenile being held in a secure custody facility operated by the state Juvenile Justice section of the Department of Public Safety. 

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