Blog: Correction Connection

Congratulations to North Carolina's newest group of Probation/Parole Officers. The 18 officers from Class 2 completed their seven-week basic training at Samarcand Training Academy in Jackson Springs. Following remarks from Deputy Secretary for Community Supervision, Tracy K.

 “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” 

Congratulations to 37 Department of Adult Correction officers and staff. They were awarded Advanced Criminal Justice Certificates by the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, during the board’s quarterly meeting.

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.

When Anthony Faison was released from prison, he wanted to make a positive impact on the world.  He went back to school, earned his teaching 
credentials and took a position with Sampson Community College. 

N.C. Correctional Institution for Women's offenders give their time to make Christmas cheer.

Congratulations to North Carolina's newest group of probation/parole officers! The 14 officers from Class 14 for Calendar Year 2022 completed their 6-week basic training at Samarcand Training Academy in Jackson Springs, NC.

Columbus, Forsyth, Orange and Carteret correctional facilities earn exemplary audit scores.

In black robes and mortarboards over tan prison uniforms, 13 offenders graduated from the Field Ministers program Wednesday at Nash Correctional Institution.

The career of a correctional officer is not an easy one. It is a position that has many challenges and requires a sharp focus on safety, professionalism, and integrity in order to keep themselves and those in state-custody safe. It is a role where if done well, they can inspire and help an offender to succeed once released. Right now, finding new correctional officers has been a challenge in North Carolina and across the nation, but one family that has been with the state for a combined total of 70 years has certainly risen to that challenge. Three generations of the Furr family have worked as correctional officers for the state of North Carolina within the Department of Public Safety (DPS). 

In her role as warden at Caswell Correctional Center, Doris Daye sees acts of greatness every day. As a leader, she understands just how important it is to recognize and reward employees who go above and beyond their duties.

DPS and Prisons leadership and staff took time today to memorialize correctional employees who have died in the line of duty. The annual observance took place during Correctional Officers and Correctional Employees Week with a ceremony held at the Randall Building in downtown Raleigh.

From the mountains to the sea, law enforcement officers from across North Carolina gathered today at a memorial service for the 30 uniformed men and women who died in the line of duty over the past year.

April is Second Chance Month in North Carolina, a time to focus attention on the challenges facing the more than 20,000 people returning to their communities each year after completing their sentences in prison. 

Did you know that around 25 percent of North Carolinians have a criminal record?  That usually creates consequences that most people are not aware of. People leaving prison are starting over. They frequently need a place to live, a job and support to re-start their lives. In fact, about 95 percent of people in prison will eventually return to their communities.

For Asian-American and Pacific Islander Month, the health care team at N.C. Correctional Institution for Women has recognized seven members of its nursing staff.