North Carolina Department of Correction News - July 1999
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Publications for distribution to classes, at talks and in recruiting efforts can now be found on the DOC Web Page. Original materials prepared by the department's public information office can be found at
Your Internet Web browser must be equipped with acrobat reader to view and print the materials. If you do not have acrobat reader already on your computer, you can download it for free from the Web. A link is available on the DOC Publications page to direct you to it.
Print a quality copy and then take it to your copying machine where you can copy the two sheets onto either side of a page of paper and fold into a brochure. If you want large quantities, you may want to call Brenda Evans or Rex Rose at Correction Enterprises duplicating plant at 919-733-0175.
Several correction employees have written into the DOC Web Page to complain that they couldn't find information such as the prison policy and procedure manual. The manual and other operational information is available on the department's internal Web Page at
The internal Web Page can only be viewed from a DOC computer equipped with an internet browser, or staff can view it on their home computers if they obtain a password.
Mary Beth Odom of the Division of Prison's Classification and Technical Support Section mailed out a memo to prison administrators and superintendents in late April explaining the process. There is a short form to fill out that requires a superintendent or supervisor's authorization.
For more information on the application process, contact Mary Beth Odom at 919-733-3226.
Due to the great success of the bedding plants with the spring semester horticulture class this year, Johnson Correctional Institution has donated 24,000 annual plants to 12 DOC locations. JCI is planning to top this with pansies in the fall. The facility would like to help others with their fall beautification plans. Interested facilities may call JCI at 919-934-8386 and speak with Phil Beaumont at ext. 255 or Fran Minshew at ext. 238.
A television special on the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver helped save the life of a DOC employee June 10.
Vickie Johnson, a sergeant at Pasquotank Correctional Institution, has been selected as the SEANC District 69 scholarship winner in the merit category "employee only" for 1999. She will receive $100 and her application was submitted to the SEANC Scholarship Foundation Board for consideration for an additional scholarship award at the state level.
Granite Falls Middle School recently received an Outstanding Beautification Award from the Caldwell County school system as a result of the work performed by Caldwell Correctional Centers community work squads.
John Dockery, principal of Granite Falls Middle School, thanked the inmates in the Community Work Program for the landscaping and grounds maintenance work they performed for the school. "We all take pride in our communities, and we appreciate what you are doing to help the appearance of our area," he said.
Douglas Blowe, a lieutenant at Pasquotank Correctional Institution, recently helped control a potentially volatile situation when he drove up on a two-vehicle accident on his way to work. Lt. Blowe stopped to assist the driver of a small pick-up truck that had collided with a transfer truck. The pick-up truck was totaled, however, the driver was able to exit the vehicle although he had received minor injuries. Shortly after the driver exited the vehicle, the pick-up truck started to burn and Lt. Blowe helped the injured man move a safe distance from the burning vehicle. He then notified the institution and requested that the proper authorities be notified.
"Lt. Blowes assistance in controlling this potentially volatile situation was clearly a display of his professionalism off the job as well as on the job," said Michael Baker, administrative officer at Pasquotank. "We at Pasquotank Correctional Institution are proud to have Lt. Blowe as an employee."
The March edition of the Correction News incorrectly stated the number of years that Richard Hardee worked for the department before his retirement in 1988.
Hardee began his career with the department in 1952 as a correctional officer. He later served as superintendent of Greene Correctional Center from 1979 until June 1988. Including his military service, Hardee worked a total of 42 years before retiring from the department.
Hardee died Dec. 11 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
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