Press Releases

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.

MEDIA ADVISORY COVID-19 Dial-In Media Availability Today

Thursday, April 2, 2020

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., Assistant Secretary of the Division of Employment Security Lockhart Taylor, Commissioner of Prisons Todd Ishee and Director of NC Emergency Management Mike Sprayberry will be available today for a dial-in media br

First Individual in State Prison Custody Tests Positive for COVID-19

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

An offender at the minimum custody unit of the Caledonia Correctional Complex in Tillery has tested positive for coronavirus. This is the first positive test for the virus known as COVID-19 of an individual in custody at a North Carolina state prison.

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