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For Release: MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Mike Stater
Date: Sept. 3, 2008 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Barber school for inmates opens in Harnett County

RALEIGH The North Carolina Division of Prisons has entered into an agreement with the North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners and Central Carolina Community College for the operation of a barber school and barber shop job training program at Harnett Correctional Institution in Lillington.  The first barber school classes began this week.

The N.C. Board of Barber Examiners will award provisional licenses to 20 inmates enrolled in the first class who successfully complete the two-year program, the first as students of the barbering school and the second as apprentices in the barber shop.

Graduates of the program would then be assigned by the Division of Prisons to work providing barbering services to other inmates.  Following release from prison, the provisionally licensed barbers would be required to appear before the Board of Barber Examiners as a final step in determining their eligibility to become licensed barbers.

Central Carolina Community College, which has a long-standing relationship as an educational partner with Harnett Correctional Institution, will staff and administer both the barbering program and the barber shop operation.

The barbering program at Harnett Correctional Institution, the first of its kind in the state prison system, is representative of the many different job training programs the department continues to implement in its efforts to prepared offenders for securing gainful employment following their release from incarceration and for leading law abiding lives in the community.


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