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Gaston Correctional Center Inmate Missing From Facility

Thursday, May 3, 2018

State correctional and local law enforcement officers are seeking Gaston Correctional Center minimum custody inmate Montavious Miller (#0696992), who was reported missing from the facility Wednesday night. Miller was last seen at the facility at 7:30 p.m.

Inmate Dies in Apparent Suicide

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Inmate John Dalton (#04383428) died Thursday at Central Prison after an apparent suicide. He was found unresponsive in his cell at approximately 4 a.m. during the morning inmate count. Prison medical staff responded and worked to resuscitate the inmate.

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.

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.

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