Press Releases

Internal Investigation Leads to Arrest of Prison Sergeant

Monday, August 13, 2018

Following an internal investigation, a sergeant at Lanesboro Correctional Institution is facing charges tonight for allegedly attempting to bring drugs into the prison. The Polkton Police Department has charged Sgt.

Inmate Dies in Apparent Suicide

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Inmate Matthew Howlett (#0897018) died today at Bertie Correctional Institution after an apparent suicide. He was found unresponsive in his cell at approximately 11:55 a.m. Prison medical staff and local paramedics responded and worked to resuscitate the inmate.

Rutherford Correctional Center Inmate Missing From Work Assignment

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

State correctional and local law enforcement officers are seeking Rutherford Correctional Center minimum custody inmate James Pittman (#0559036), who was reported missing from his work release assignment in Marion on Tuesday. Pittman was last seen near the intersection of U.S.

Gaston Correctional Center Inmate Miller Captured in Georgia

Friday, July 6, 2018

Gaston Correctional Center minimum custody inmate Montavious Miller (#0696992), who was reported missing from the facility on May 2, was captured in Chamblee, Ga. on June 12. Law enforcement officials returned Miller to North Carolina today, and he will be placed in a higher custody facility.

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