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


Raleigh - The annual N.C. Correctional Association conference is scheduled for Nov. 5-7 at the North Raleigh Hilton on Old Wake Forest Road. The theme, Bridging the Gap, Solutions to Complex Issues, focuses on the teamwork required by criminal justice agencies to resolve complex issues. The conference will include tours of Polk Youth Institution, Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, and the Wake County Jail. Workshops scheduled include Workplace violence, Building positive relationships with the media, Solutions to overcrowding, Disparity of African-Americans and the poor in the criminal justice system, and many others.

Rocky Mount - Probation and parole officers Jay Harrell and Carl Jewett received recognition for their quick thinking and fast action in August. After spotting a parolee who had absconded, Harrell and Jewett chased the offender on a bicycle. When the offender fell off his bike, DAPP officers took him into custody.

Asheville - The North Carolina Department of Correction booth won a blue ribbon at the Mountain State Fair Sept. 6.

The department’s display was put up by a team of officers from prisons and probation offices in western North Carolina. They displayed vans used by IMPACT and community work squads, drug and search dogs and information about the agency. Most importantly, officers were there to answer questions and talk with visitors.

Sgt. Alan King built a display used in this year’s booth and coordinated the set up with probation officer Ragan Hair and a number of others who gathered materials for display. Thousands of people form western North Carolina visit the new fair. Community work squads from Henderson and Buncombe correctional centers work in the weeks before the fair to prepare the fairgrounds and help clean up afterwards.

Correctional staff also take part in the Dixie Classic in Winston-Salem Oct. 3-12 and the State Fair in Raleigh Oct. 17-26.

Raleigh - The Employment Security Commission’s (ESC) latest internet tool has helpful and useful information for job seekers, planners, educators, and employers. The Job and Career Navigator was developed as part of Gov. Hunt’s JobLink initiative. In addition to providing links to public and commercial web sites that provide job search assistance, the Navigator includes ESC’s full database of job openings, online aids for creating electronic resumes, and the option of displaying resumes to thousands of validated employers across the United States. The Job and Career Navigator can be accessed through the ESC homepage at http://www.esc.state.nc.us.

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