Press Releases

North Carolinians Urged to be Ready for Severe Weather

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper is urging North Carolinians to be prepared for severe weather and the possibility of power outages overnight and into Monday afternoon, as a strong cold front moves across the state. 

Prisons Enacts 14-Day Moratorium on New Offenders and Most Transfers

Monday, April 6, 2020

To stop the spread of coronavirus, the North Carolina Division of Prisons will not accept offenders from the county jails and will dramatically reduce the transfers of offenders within the prisons for the next 14 days, effective at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7.

Coronavirus Screenings of Prison Staff Now System-wide

Saturday, April 4, 2020

The North Carolina Division of Prisons this week enacted staff coronavirus medical screenings that include temperature checks at every prison, in an additional effort to reduce the chances the virus gets into a prison.

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