N.C. Department of Correction--Correction News--July 1998

First week in August proclaimed Correction Futures Week

Correction Futures Week has been proclaimed for the week of August 3-7 to acknowledge the growth of the corrections industry, the change in technology and to call attention to the fact that the North Carolina Department of Correction is planning ahead to meet future challenges for employees, the state and the department.

Activities will be scheduled to involve state employees, community leaders and others to commemorate the futures of corrections. Activities may differ at each prison unit, treatment center and parole office, but will include community activities, brainstorming sessions, employee luncheons, an essay contest, videoconferencing of new technology and open houses at some units. It is anticipated that Gov. Jim Hunt will visit units during the week in support of the future of corrections.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to assist with the organization and promotion of activities during Corrections Future Week. Any DOC employee interested in helping coordinate activities at the unit and area level is urged to contact Frank Kivett at the Office of Research and Planning, 2020 Yonkers Road, Raleigh, NC 27604 or 919-716-3097. E-mail to fkivett@doc.state.nc.us.

Essay Contest for Corrections Future

An essay contest on the future of corrections is being held as part of the promotion for Corrections Future Week. This is your opportunity to project how your job will change, how corrections will be different or to share your vision for corrections in the year 2020.

To be eligible, each essay must be typed, double spaced in 10- or 12-point size type on 8 x 11 inch paper. The essay must be between two and five pages long. Submit entries by 5:00 p.m., July 27. Submit all entries to the attention of Frank Kivett, DOC Research and Planning, 2020 Yonkers Road, Raleigh, NC 27604. u