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First Offender in State Prison Custody Dies of COVID-19

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

An offender housed at Pender 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 first coronavirus death of an individual in custody at a North Carolina state prison. 

Workgroup Supports Food Chain Supply During COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

North Carolina Emergency Management and its State Emergency Response Team partners have formed a Food Supply Chain Working Group to address food production and distribution issues across the state during the COVID-19 pandemic, to help ensure all North Carolinians are fed. 

Benjamin Carver Named Warden at Marion Correctional Institution

Monday, April 20, 2020

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Benjamin Carver as warden of Marion Correctional Institution in Marion. He has served as associate warden for custody and operations at Alexander Correctional Institution since 2016.

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