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MEDIA ADVISORY: COVID-19 Dial-In Media Availability Today, 2 p.m.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

RALEIGH — Leaders with the N.C. Department of Public Safety and the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice will be available today for a dial-in media briefing at 2  p.m. to provide an update on COVID-19 and state prisons. Please see below for details on how to join the call.

Offender Dies in Apparent Suicide at Piedmont Correctional Institution

Monday, December 21, 2020

Offender Darrell Black (#0512155) died Monday at Piedmont Correctional Institution after an apparent suicide. He was found unresponsive in a housing area at 4:52 p.m. Prison medical staff and local paramedics responded and worked to resuscitate the offender. He was pronounced dead at 5:21 p.m.

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