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Effort to keep pregnant NC prisoners healthy limits shackles

There’s a bipartisan effort to better care for pregnant North Carolina prisoners and jail inmates before and after they deliver their babies.

Officials: Inmate stabs 2 officers in North Carolina prison

Officials say two correctional officers in North Carolina were stabbed by an inmate when they attempted to remove him from his cell.

2.1 percent of the NC prison population tests positive for COVID-19

After six weeks of testing all offenders in state prisons in North Carolina, the results show 2.1 percent were positive for COVID-19.

Judge wants more info on North Carolina prison conditions

A state judge is demanding that North Carolina’s prison system provide detailed information about how it’s trying prevent the spread of the new coronavirus among offenders.

NC releasing 500 prisoners to finish their sentence in the community

COVID-19 is posing safety concerns in the NC prison system. North Carolina Department of Public Safety officials say at least 500 inmates across the state’s prisons will be considered for early release, based on certain criteria.

First state prison inmate tests positive for COVID-19

An inmate at the minimum custody unit of the Caledonia Correctional Complex in Tillery has tested positive for coronavirus.

Less prison time for some drug offenders in First Step bill

Some drug offenders in North Carolina could get lower prison sentences and fines in narrow circumstances in legislation advancing again at the General Assembly.

North Carolina prison workers quitting fast, citing low staffing

North Carolina's prisons are on a hiring push, but they're losing workers almost as fast as new ones are hired because of forced overtime resulting from low staffing levels.

4 Texas prison guards fired, 2 resign for #FeelingCute posts

Four Texas prison guards have been fired and two others resigned over selfies accompanied by insensitive comments posted on social media, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice official said Wednesday.

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CFCC Kicks Off ‘Countdown to College’ Application Nights

In recognition of College Application Week across North Carolina, Cape Fear Community College is launching a series of College Application Nights this week at the College’s Wilmington, Castle Hayne, Burgaw and Surf City locations.

Man arrested, charged in downtown Wilmington multi-car pileup

Wilmington Police have arrested and charged Thaddeus Hakeem Boney, 30, of Wilmington in a multi-car crash that happened in downtown Wilmington on October 8.

EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic ‘forever chemicals’

The Biden administration is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting foams.

Woman facing attempted arson charges in incident at Smithfield Foods in Bladen County

A Lumberton woman is facing several charges stemming from an incident at the Smithfield Foods plant in Tar Heel. According to the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, Latasha Rena Bittle, 26, allegedly threw a plastic jug with accelerants onto a break area canopy on October 12.