Press Releases

Offender in State Prison Custody Dies of COVID-19

Sunday, September 6, 2020

An offender housed at Scotland Correctional Institution who tested positive for COVID-19 has died at the hospital as a result of pre-existing conditions complicated by COVID-19.

Offender Captured after Walking Away from Prison Job

Sunday, August 30, 2020

A minimum custody offender was captured today at a hotel in High Point, three days after he walked off his prison job assignment.

Wake Correctional Center offender Michael Lee Willis-Rockett (#1297881) was taken into custody around 9 a.m. by Department of Public Safety officials.

Offender Sought After Walking Away from Prison Job Assignment

Thursday, August 27, 2020

State correctional and local law enforcement officers are seeking Wake Correctional Center minimum custody offender Michael Lee Willis-Rockett (#1297881), who was reported missing from his prison job assignment this morning.

Huneycutt Named Warden at Avery-Mitchell Correctional

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Ronnie “Lane” Huneycutt as warden at the Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution in Spruce Pine. Huneycutt, 50, had been the associate warden at Caldwell Correctional Center in Lenoir since 2015.

Offender in State Prison Custody Dies of COVID-19

Friday, August 7, 2020

An offender housed at Caldwell Correctional Center who tested positive for COVID-19 has died at the hospital as a result of pre-existing conditions complicated by COVID-19.

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