DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
James B. Hunt, Jr., Governor
Theodis Beck, Secretary
Tracy Little, Director of Public Information (919) 733-4926
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 26, 2000
TARBORO- Inmates from Greene Correctional in Maury
started building two houses July 17 for people who lost their homes as a result
of Hurricane Floyd flooding. They are putting up wall panels, sheeting and roof
trusses. They will also be assigned to various tasks on the interiors of the
Inmates at Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury built the wall panels for the homes that were transported to the construction site. When panels for the two Tarboro houses are completed, inmates at Piedmont will have built panels for 12 houses for hurricane victims since November 1999. The first 10 houses, two of which were constructed by inmates, are in Kinston. The project is a cooperative venture between the Department of Correction, N.C. Emergency Management and the local governments where the homes are being constructed.
Inmates assigned to Community Work crews are in minimum custody and are screened prior to being placed on jobs outside the prison facility. It is anticipated that the two houses will be completed in late September.
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