Tuesday, December 07, 2021

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Air Purifier Installation In Progress In State Prisons

Air Purifier Installation In Progress In State Prisons

Nearly 4,000 air purifiers are being installed in the ductwork of 53 North Carolina prisons in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. “The health and safety of the staff and the offenders in our custody is our number one priority,” said Todd Ishee, Commissioner of Prisons. “These devices will help to stop the…read more »

Prisons Begins COVID-19 Testing Of All Offenders

Prisons Begins COVID-19 Testing Of All Offenders

State prison officials have initiated a plan to test all 31,000 offenders for COVID-19. “We’ve done some mass testing at prisons with significant outbreaks of this awful virus, but now we are going to test them all, the entire offender population,” said Commissioner of Prisons Todd Ishee. This testing of the population is estimated to…read more »

Judge Refuses To Intervene In N.C. Prisons’ Virus Response

Judge Refuses To Intervene In N.C. Prisons’ Virus Response

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge has refused the requests of several offenders and civil rights groups for him to tell North Carolina corrections leaders to reduce the prison population further to protect inmates from COVID-19. Wednesday’s denials by Superior Court Judge Vince Rozier came after he received last week an extensive report from prison…read more »

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