Press Releases

Jennifer Walsh Named Warden at Columbus Correctional Institution

Friday, May 29, 2020

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Jennifer Walsh as warden of the Columbus Correctional Institution in Whiteville. She had served as associate warden for custody and operations at the prison since 2010.

Escaped Prison Offender Recaptured in Chapel Hill

Thursday, May 28, 2020

A minimum custody offender who escaped yesterday from Wake Correctional Center was caught today in the act of trying to steal a car, according to the Chapel Hill Police Department.

Hundreds of Offenders Designated Recovered from COVID-19

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The majority of offenders in the state prison system who tested positive for COVID-19 are now presumed to have recovered pursuant to guidance issued yesterday by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Offender in State Prison Custody Dies of COVID-19

Thursday, May 7, 2020

An offender housed at Neuse Correctional Institution who tested positive for COVID-19 has died at the hospital as a result of pre-existing conditions complicated by COVID-19. This is the fifth coronavirus death of an individual in custody at a North Carolina state prison.

Offender in State Prison Custody Dies of COVID-19

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

An offender housed at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women 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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