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Caswell County's two DAC facilities offer vocational skills that ease re-entry while providing positive benefits for the public.

In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Deputy Secretary Stephanie Freeman shares her personal story of diagnosis and living with insulin-dependent diabetes.

Congratulations to North Carolina's newest group of Probation/Parole Officers. Twenty-two officers from "Class 9" and 21 officers from "Class 9A" (listed below) completed their seven-week basic training at the North Carolina Justice Academy in Salemburg.

For probation/parole officers, supervising those on probation, parole or post-release can be a challenge. The NCDAC Division of Community Supervision is addressing that challenge with special training and creating mental health probation/parole officers. 

Caswell Correctional celebrated its “End of the Leash Ceremony” at the facility this week. The program empowers offenders to train service animals, which are then placed in the community to provide help for individuals with medical diagnoses or physical disabilities.

The North Carolina Department of Adult Correction (NCDAC) was thrilled to have the chance to make an impact all across NC in the 2023 Governor's School Supply Drive. Sec. Todd Ishee, accompanied by members of the staff and Warren County School Superintendent Keith Sutton personally delivered some of the agency's donated school supplies to Mariam Boyd Elementary School in Warrenton.

Dogs and the officers who handle them have played a key role in the North Carolina correctional system for generations. The dogs’ keen sense of smell, agility, and accuracy, along with the specialized expertise of their canine officer handlers, has helped improve facility and community safety in ways that may surprise many people.

The third graduating class of the North Carolina Field Minister Program at Nash Correctional Institution received their diplomas on June 7.

SALISBURY — Adult Correction staff are used to reacting quickly and calmly in an emergency. Four employees of Piedmont Correctional Institution did just that while driving back from a meeting, possibly saving the life of a truck driver on Interstate 85.