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For Release: MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Pamela Walker
Date: August 15, 2003 Phone: (919) 716-3733

Opening planned for new Scotland County prison

LAURINBURG- Correction Secretary Theodis Beck will dedicate the new Scotland Correctional Institution on Friday, August 22 at 11 a.m.

Construction is complete and the Division of Prisons will begin moving inmates in to the 1,000-cell close-custody facility in September. The prison will employ about 400 people including correctional officers, administrative, food service, medical, dental and maintenance staff.

Correctional staff will conduct tours of the new facility following the dedication ceremony. News media representatives interested in a tour should be present at the main entrance and should bring a valid photo ID.

Note: If you plan to attend, please notify the Public Information Office at (919) 716-3700.

DIRECTIONS:

-FROM RALEIGH-

TAKE US 1 TO SOUTHERN PINES. TAKE US 15-501 SOUTH TOWARD LAURINBURG. GO APPROXIMATELY 25 MILES. TURN LEFT ON OLD WIRE ROAD. GO TO STOP SIGN AND TURN RIGHT. GO TO NEXT CROSS ROADS, WHICH IS AIRBASE ROAD AND TURN LEFT. GO APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES TO MCGIRTS BRIDGE ROAD AND TURN RIGHT. THE PRISON IS ON THE RIGHT.

-FROM FAYETTEVILLE-

TAKE 401 SOUTH TOWARD LAURINBURG. GO THROUGH WAGRAM. ABOUT 1 MILE PAST WAGRAM, TURN LEFT ON AIRBASE ROAD. GO APPOXIMATELY 5 MILES TO MCGIRTS BRIDGE ROAD. TURN RIGHT. THE PRISON IS ON THE RIGHT.

-FROM LUMBERTON-

TAKE US 74 TOWARD LAURINBURG/MAXTON. TAKE US 401 TOWARDS FAYETTEVILLE. GO APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES AND TURN RIGHT ON HIGHLAND ROAD. GO APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES AND TURN LEFT ON MCGIRTS BRIDGE ROAD. GO APPOXIMATELY 5 MILES. THE PRISON IS ON THE LEFT BEFORE YOU GET TO STOP SIGN.

-FROM ROCKINGHAM-

TAKE US 74 EAST TO LAURINBURG. TAKE 401 NORTH APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES TO HIGHLAND ROAD AND TURN RIGHT. GO APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES TO MCGIRTS BRIDGE ROAD AND TURN LEFT. GO APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES. THE PRISON IS ON THE LEFT.

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