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GUEST OP-ED: Prisons’ Hard Work, Resilience Paying Off During Pandemic

GUEST OP-ED: Prisons’ Hard Work, Resilience Paying Off During Pandemic

– Editorial/Opinion submitted by Todd Ishee, Commissioner Of N.C. Prisons – It’s been a year since the pandemic first hit our state prison system. We’ve endured an awful year of heartbreak, surprises, adaptation, perseverance and the most logistically complicated mass-vaccination initiative since the polio vaccine was rolled out in the 1950s. The hard work is…read more »

N.C. Prisons’ First Vaccine Allocation Arrives

N.C. Prisons’ First Vaccine Allocation Arrives

The North Carolina prison system has received its first allocation of coronavirus vaccine, and inoculations began Wednesday morning. “I urge everyone to get vaccinated,” said Todd Ishee, Commissioner of Prisons. “This is our best shot to protect the health and safety of our colleagues and their families as well as the men and women in…read more »

Mass COVID-19 Testing Of All Offenders In State Prison Completed

Mass COVID-19 Testing Of All Offenders In State Prison Completed

State prison officials have completed COVID-19 tests of all offenders in state prisons and the results show 2.1 percent were positive for the virus in a six-week mass testing operation. Of the 29,062 offenders who were tested during mass testing, a total of 619 tested positive. This positivity percentage of 2.1 percent is much lower…read more »

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