North Carolina

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION

Jim Hunt, Governor                                                   Theodis Beck, Secretary

Tracy Little, Director of Public Information                                                                  (919) 716-3700

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 11, 2000

Female Offenders Participating In Community Service Project

BLACK MOUNTAIN- Ten inmates, two officers and the Superintendent of Black Mountain Correctional Center for Women will be making repairs to the home of Reverend Evelyn Eagle through Sept. 15. The house is located at 257 Lake Eden Road.

The weeklong project is the 10th community service project that the facility has participated in. "The Reverendís dream is to have a home that doesnít leak and is warm this winter," said Supt. Renae Brame. Prison fellowship volunteers, Baptist men and women and Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries will also be pitching in to help.

Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries chose the house for the project and local churches will furnish meals for workers. Black Mountain Correctional Center for Women was the first prison in North Carolina to complete a community service project.

For more information contact Supt. Renae Brame or Asst. Supt. Debbie Lara at 828-669-9165.

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