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Theodis Beck

North Carolina Department of Correction

For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Mildred Spearman
Date: October 16,2 003 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Michael Peterson transferred to Nash Correctional Institution

NASHVILLE – The Division of Prisons transferred inmate Michael Peterson to Nash Correctional Institution near Rocky Mount today. Nash Correctional Institution is a close-custody prison housing approximately 640 adult male inmates.

On Friday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m., the Department of Correction will conduct a media tour of Nash Correctional Institution for journalists who want to obtain photographs and video of the prison. At that time, prison administrators will answer general questions about the facility.

Members of the media planning to attend the tour should notify the Public Information Office by calling (919) 716-3700. In order to be admitted to the facility, reporters and photographers must arrive at the prison’s main entrance by no later than 1:45 p.m. and must present a valid media photo ID.

NOTE: For details about Nash Correctional Institution, log on to the Department of Correction’s Web site at

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DIRECTIONS: From Raleigh, take U.S. 64 East to the Nashville exit for U.S. 64-Alternate west. Travel about one mile down U.S. 64-A and you will find the prison about 1.5 miles outside of Nashville.

North Carolina Department of Correction
Public Information Office     4202 Mail Service Center     Raleigh NC 27699-4202
Phone (919) 716-3700      Fax: (919) 716-3795

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