Statement on Organized Protest at Neuse Correctional Institution

Raleigh

At approximately 12:15 p.m. on April 2, Neuse Correctional Institution Warden Morris Reid and members of his custody and medical staffs attempted to speak with a group of offenders outside of their living dormitory to explain that proper Centers for Disease Control guidelines were being instituted after an offender there had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Other offenders from different dorms then came outside and would not go back inside despite orders from the warden and other staff.

The appropriate security measures and appropriate levels of force were used to restore order, in what can be best characterized as an organized offender protest. No serious injuries were reported at the Goldsboro prison.

 

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