Prisons Info on COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccination Info

20 Partially Vaccinated Staff

7,335 Fully Vaccinated Staff

971 Partially Vaccinated Offenders

22,651 Fully Vaccinated Offenders

Last updated 5/23/2022

 

Vaccination data is updated as often as possible, but data entry lags behind actual vaccine administration.
Partially Vaccinated -
individuals who have received the initial shot and are waiting the required time before receiving the second dose.  
Fully Vaccinated - individuals who have received all required doses of the vaccine. Offender vaccination is voluntary.
NOTE on Staff Vaccinations– numbers represent Adult Correction staff who have been vaccinated by NCDPS and who have self-reported if they were vaccinated by an outside provider. Staff vaccination is voluntary. Vaccination information is protected through HIPAA. 
Staff vaccination data has been confirmed in CVMS. Differences from previous reports could be attributed to staff leaving service, contract workers who were counted in previous reporting, or staff reporting inaccuracies.
NOTE on Offender Vaccinations - totals do not include the 9,076 offenders who were either partially or fully vaccinated while incarcerated but who have since completed their sentence and been released.

Percent Positive – represents number of offenders with a current COVID-19 diagnosis out of total number of offenders in a state prison facility. 
Active Cases – number of offenders in a state prison with current COVID-19 diagnosis.
Hospitalized – number of offenders currently being treated for COVID-19 at a community hospital.
Total Tests Administered – cumulative number of tests administered (includes Molecular and Antigen tests) since testing began March 2020.
Total Offenders Tested – represents each distinct individual who has been tested at least once for COVID-19 since testing began March 2020. This number also includes those offenders who have completed their prison sentence and/or those in ELC.
Total Tested Positive – represents the number of distinct individuals who have tested positive at least once for COVID since testing began March 2020. This number also includes those offenders who have completed their prison sentence and/or those in ELC.
Presumed Recovered – represents the number of distinct individuals who have a diagnosis of COVID-19 that is determined resolved by a medical provid
er.

Military service member giving a vaccine

Recent Actions Taken

Jan. 12, 2022

Prisons has taken the following temporary actions to address the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the prison system that correlates with the nationwide spread of the omicron variant:

  • Suspended work release at all prisons experiencing significant outbreaks of the virus to reduce the potential introduction of the virus to those prisons.
  • Returned to non-contact visits at all prisons. Visitation may be suspended entirely at prisons with significant outbreaks of the virus. Friends and family with scheduled visits should check with the prison.
  • Reinstated COVID-19 testing for all offenders prior to transfer to another prison, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Slowed the number of daily new admission of offenders from the county jails to reduce the potential introduction of the virus through prison processing centers.

Previous Actions Taken

COVID-19 Related Offender Deaths

Confirmed COVID-19 Related Offender Deaths By Facility

Albemarle CI 4
Alexander CI 7
Anson CI 3
Caldwell CC 1
Caledonia CC 1
Central Prison 6
Craggy CC 1
Franklin CC 2
Greene CI 3
Harnett CI 1
Hyde CI 1
Lumberton CI 1
Maury CI 2
Mountain View CI 2
Nash CI 4
NCCIW 3
Neuse CI   4
Pender CI 4
Rutherford CC 3
Southern CI 1
Scotland CI 2
Tabor CI 2

The chart and the total offender COVID deaths numbers were updated on:

  • March 4, 2021, to reflect final determinations of cause of death made in two cases by the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. One offender had been housed at Albemarle Correctional (male in early-60s, death in August 2020), and the other had been housed at Central Prison (male in early-50s, death in September 2020);
  • March 19, 2021, to reflect a reconciliation of data between Prisons and the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which found one previously unreported offender, housed at Hyde Correctional Institution (male in early-70s, death Jan. 16, 2021).
  • June 9, 2021, to reflect a reconciliation of Prisons data, the number of offenders who died while assigned to Hyde Correctional has been reduced from 2 to 1 (to correct an erroneous double-count) and the number of offenders who died while assigned to Alexander Correctional has been increased from six to seven to accurately reflect the Nov. 15, 2020, death of an offender in his mid-50s with underlying health conditions who passed away at the prison and whose positive test result was received three days later.

 

Total Offender Deaths
58

 

Lowest offender population since 1995

COVID-19 Offender Testing Data

*This is the number of hospitalized offenders with a COVID-19 diagnosis entered into the Prisons medical database at the time the chart is updated each day.

Offender Population Trends