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Alvin W. Keller Jr.

North Carolina Department of Correction

For Release: Contact: Pam Walker
Date: June 18, 2010 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Statement from Secretary Alvin Keller regarding investigation at Maury Correctional Institution

The Division of Prisons has launched an investigation following an incident at Maury Correctional Institution in Greene County. The incident occurred in one of the exercise yards at the facility and resulted in four correctional officers and one inmate being injured. The most serious injury was an officerís broken wrist.

As we continue to investigate the incident, the administrator at Maury CI has been reassigned.  John Sapper, operations manager in the Eastern Region, has been named interim administrator at Maury CI.

Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken at the conclusion of this investigation, if warranted.

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