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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Pamela Walker
Date: March 12, 2004 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Opening planned for new Alexander County prison

TAYLORSVILLE- Correction Secretary Theodis Beck will dedicate the new Alexander Correctional Institution on Tuesday, March 16 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 April?. The prison will employ about 400 people including correctional officers, administrative, food service, medical, dental and maintenance staff.

Employees 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 Affairs Office at (919) 716-3700.

DIRECTIONS: - From Interstate 40 take Highway 64 west to Taylorsville. Go approximately 17 miles and turn left onto Highway 16 south. Go one mile and turn left onto Macedonia Church Road and then take a right onto Old Landfill Road. The prison is on the right.

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