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.

Congratulations to North Carolina's newest group of Probation/Parole Officers. The 22 officers from Class 1 for 2023 completed their seven-week basic training at the North Carolina Justice Academy in Salemburg. Following remarks from Deputy Secretary for Community Supervision, Tracy K.

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.

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

Today, Columbus Correctional Institution joined Forsyth, Orange and Carteret as the latest Department of Adult Correction facilities that aced their accreditation audits. The final step for their accreditation will be a vote next August by a panel of the American Correctional Association.

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.

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

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Every day, the more than 2,000 officers of Community Corrections carry out their sometimes unheralded mission as Probation/Parole Officers for the State of North Carolina. 

While you might not have noticed them in your community, they provide critical public service at all hours of the day and night.

Class 20 became the Class of ’22.

The 20th crop of future leaders in Adult Corrections was supposed to finish the year-long Corrections Leadership Development Program back in 2020. Then COVID-19 struck.

And the winner is…. A group of Community Corrections employees and partners who dealt with an unprecedented issue that led to a project never before attempted in the department got a special award for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The award was presented during the recent North Carolina Probation Parole Association training institute in Durham recently.

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).