DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
James B. Hunt, Jr., Governor
Theodis Beck, Secretary
Tracy Little, Director of Public Information (919) 733-4926
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2000
INMATE LABOR SUPPORTS FLOYD REDEVELOPMENT EFFORT
SALISBURY –Inmates at Piedmont Correctional Institution are now building wall panels for two more houses to be constructed for victims of Hurricane Floyd. When completed, the wall panels will be shipped to Tarboro, where minimum-custody inmates assigned to community work crews will build the houses.
It takes approximately a day for the medium-custody inmates to build enough panels for one house. Approximately 10 to 12 inmates are working on the project at Piedmont. The inmates work five days a week and are paid $1 a day for their labor.
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.
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