Press Releases

RALEIGH — Death Row offender Eric Glenn Lane #0667195 died of natural causes early this morning in Central Prison Medical Center.

Lane, 51, was convicted and sentenced to death in Wayne County for the 2002 kidnap, rape and murder of Precious Ebony Whitfield.

American Correctional Association auditors have recommended accreditation be awarded to the Columbus Correctional Institution, a high achievement, and another step toward full accreditation of the North Carolina prison system.

American Correctional Association auditors have recommended accreditation be awarded to the Carteret Correctional Center, a high achievement, and another step toward full accreditation of the North Carolina prison system.

American Correctional Association auditors have recommended accreditation be awarded to the Orange Correctional Center, a high achievement, and another step toward full accreditation of the North Carolina prison system.

The Division of Adult Correction has named Patricia Blackburn as the new warden of the Lincoln Correctional Center in Lincolnton.

American Correctional Association auditors have recommended accreditation be awarded to the Forsyth Correctional Center, a high achievement, and another step toward full accreditation of the North Carolina prison system.

Neuse Correctional Institution offender Jeremy Steven Dillon (#0783506) has died in an apparent suicide.

UPDATE 11/10/2022: Offender Joshua P. Ostwalt was apprehended this afternoon in York County, S.C., by local law enforcement. He was recaptured without incident and will be returned to North Carolina to face escape charges.

UPDATED 11/11/2022: Offender Johnny Porche (#0327128) who escaped from the Davidson Correctional Center on November 7, was taken into custody last night by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

The Division of Adult Correction has named Anthony Perry as the new warden of the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women in Raleigh.

The Division of Adult Correction has named Jamel James the warden of Central Prison.

UPDATE: Offender Reginald Jones was captured several hours later in Sanford. He was spotted by correctional staff walking along NC Highway 42 and was taken into custody without incident

Piedmont Correctional Institution offender Didier J. Carias (#1479374) has died after an apparent suicide.