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Offender in State Prison Custody Dies of COVID-19

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

An offender who tested positive for COVID-19 at Lumberton Correctional Institution has died at the hospital as a result of pre-existing conditions complicated by the virus. This is the ninth coronavirus death of an individual in custody at a North Carolina state prison. 

North Carolina Readies for Tropical Storm Isaias

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Tropical Storm Isaias is moving northward along the Florida coast and has North Carolina in its path with threats of heavy rainfall, storm surge, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and dangerous rip currents.

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.

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