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Theodis Beck

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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Keith Acree
Date: May 18, 2006 Phone: 919-716-3700


Opening planned for new Bertie County prison 

WINDSOR Correction Secretary Theodis Beck will dedicate the new Bertie Correctional Institution on Monday, May 22, 2006, at 11:00 a.m.

Construction is complete, and the Division of Prisons expects to begin moving inmates into the 1,000-cell close-custody facility in July. The prison will employ about 400 people, including correctional officers and administrative, food service, medical, dental and maintenance staff.  

Anthony Hathaway is the administrator for Bertie Correctional Institution.  Robert Jones is the assistant superintendent for custody and operations, and Larry Teele is the assistant superintendent for programs.

Employees will conduct tours of the new prison 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 DOC Public Affairs Office at 919-716-3700.

DIRECTIONS to Bertie Correctional Institution at 218 Cooper Hill Rd. Windsor NC: 

From Raleigh and points west:
Take U.S. 64 to Williamston and then U.S. 17 North to Windsor.  In Windsor, follow U.S. 17 past Bertie Memorial Hospital and turn right on NC 308.   Proceed about 1.5 miles to prison entrance and turn right on Cooper Hill Rd.

From Elizabeth City and points east:
Take U.S. 17 South to Windsor and turn left onto NC 308.  Proceed about 1.5 miles to prison entrance and turn right on Cooper Hill Rd.


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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