The latest on a North Carolina General Assembly government oversight committee meeting Wednesday to discuss several issues, including some state prison maintenance contracts and decision by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.
Disability Rights North Carolina Executive Director Vicki Smith said Friday that the prison must fill vacancies among mental health, medical and correctional workers to address deficiencies that contribute to poor treatment. Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of the March 12 death of inmate Michael Anthony Kerr, a 54-year-old with schizophrenia who died of thirst after being held in solitary confinement for 35 days.
Investigators arrested Carnes in Waterloo, Iowa, in April after facial recognition technology suggested that he applied for Iowa driver's licenses under two identities. They soon learned Carnes was wanted for escaping from prison in Huntersville, North Carolina, in August 1973, when he was serving time for the 1970 armed robbery of a convenience store.