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Inmate Dies in Apparent Suicide

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Inmate Jermaine Johnson (#0812684) died Saturday at Marion Correctional Institution after an apparent suicide. He was found unresponsive in his cell at 8:58 p.m. Prison medical staff and local paramedics responded and worked to resuscitate the inmate but were unsuccessful.

MEDIA ADVISORY: State Highway Patrol Holds Public Information Session

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The State Highway Patrol is proud to announce the arrival of a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) on Monday, Apr. 2 to examine aspects of the organization’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

First Prison Reform Advisory Board to Meet Tuesday

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Department of Public Safety has announced the first meeting of the Prison Reform Advisory Board will be Tuesday, March 20. Secretary Erik A. Hooks has appointed retired Army Maj. Gen. Elizabeth (Beth) Austin as chairperson for the board.

Gaston Correctional Center Inmate Missing From Facility

Friday, March 16, 2018

State correctional and local law enforcement officers are seeking Gaston Correctional Center minimum custody inmate Thomas Walker (#0421574), who was reported missing from the facility Thursday night. Walker was last seen near the facility at 11:21 p.m.

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