N.C. Department of Correction--Correction News--June 1997

News Briefs

Charlotte - More than 1,200 criminal justice professionals from across the country will be in the Queen City July 20-24 for the annual conference of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice. More than 40 workshops are planned. Among the highlights are a management training workshop hosted by the National Institute of Corrections. The Federal Bureau of Prisons will conduct a Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Career Workshop. Correction Secretary Mack Jarvis and Crime Control and Public Safety Secretary Dan Moore will be in attendance. Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Kathleen Hawk will be one of the keynote speakers.

Hendersonville - Officers Jeff Lewis and Todd Ferguson from Henderson Correctional Center participated in the annual Torch Run for the Special Olympics. The run started at the Henderson and Buncombe county line in Fletcher and ended in Hendersonville.

Morganton - Eleven prisons participated in the Western Area N.C. Correctional Association basketball tournament in April. Neuse Correctional Institution won the first place trophy. The runner up trophy and honors went to Sandy Ridge Correctional Center. Staff from Tillery Correctional Center won the third place trophy.
Edenton - The second annual Harnett Correctional Institution/Chowan River Catfish Tournament held in April had several winners. Hooking the biggest catfish and winning first place was Lt. Ellis Langdon. Other prize winners included Jeff Blackmon, Kenneth Parker, Douglas Speight, Art Buchanan, Kenneth Ellis, Tom Miller, and Keven Franklin.
Winston-Salem - More than $5,500 was collected during Forsyth Correcitonal Centerís 19th annual golf tournament benefitting N.C. special Olympics. Champions are the the three who are doffing their hats.

 


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