|North Carolina Department of Public Safety|
Beverly Eaves Perdue
Alvin W. Keller Jr.
North Carolina Department of Correction
|For Release:||Contact: Keith Acree|
|Date: Jan. 5, 2011||Phone: 919 -716-3700|
builds new prison additions at greatly reduced cost
Inmates working in the state’s Inmate Construction Program, which currently employs and trains more than 590 inmates across the state, are building additions to six 1,000-bed prisons that opened between 2003 and 2008. The first completed project is a 504-bed dormitory addition at Scotland Correctional Institution designed to house medium-custody inmates. Occupancy is planned for later this month.
building identical medium-custody dorms at three other prison
locations as well as two
The projects with their estimated completion dates are:
About the Inmate Construction Program (ICP)
the direction of the penitentiary warden, Col. William J. Hicks,
inmates completed the state's third governor's residence in 1891.
1920s and 1930s inmate labor helped build
Today's modern Inmate Construction Program began in 1993 and follows this proud tradition of putting inmates to work, teaching valuable skills and saving the state millions of dollars.
About 130 of the almost 600 inmates working and learning in the program, are participating in apprenticeships certified by the N.C. Department of Labor. These inmates work toward journeyman's certificates in various construction trades.
Inmates involved in the apprenticeship program spend 480 hours in classroom learning and complete more than 6,000 hours of on-the-job training before they receive their journeyman's certification. Some inmates have earned journeyman's certification in two or more trades. More information on the Inmate Construction Program is available online at http://www.doc.state.nc.us/engineer/ICP.htm
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