News Notes

Raleigh -Staff and inmates at Raleigh Correctional Center for Women worked with Prison Fellowship and community volunteers to refurbish the home of an elderly, low income woman in October. Ruth Robertson, 70, was all smiles when she returned home following a week of major renovations.

Raleigh Correctional Center for Women Superintendent Joy Barefoot leans out the window to give instructions to an inmate who volunteered to help rehabilitate a Raleigh woman's home.Superintendent Joy Barefoot directing renovations

Raleigh -DAPP employees Jody B. Blackwell and Rick Lappin participated in the Police and Firefighters' Olympics in October and walked away with a gold medal. They played softball with the Person County Crimestoppers team. Because of their win, Blackwell and Lappin are eligible to represent North Carolina at the World Police and Firefighters Olympics scheduled for June '97 in Alberta, Canada.

Secretary Freeman and Deputy Secretary JarvisSecretary Franklin Freeman receives his 25-year state employee service certificate from Deputy Secretary Mack Jarvis during an October employee appreciation picnic.
Fred A. Houck, superintendent of Watauga Correctional Center, celebrated his retirement at a luncheon held in his honor Nov. 7Superintendent Fred Houck retires

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