Neuse Correctional Institution, Goldsboro, North Carolina
April 2, 2020

A group of prisoners at the Neuse Correctional Institution staged a protest Thursday afternoon after receiving news that two prisoners at the facility had tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the prisoners from different dorms came outside and refused orders from staff and the warden to return to their cells. In a statement, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety stated that the event “can be best characterized as an organized offender protest.”

 

Citations:

Statement on Organized Protest at Neuse Correctional Institution“, North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Press Release, April 2, 2020.

Prisoners Protest After Two Inmates Diagnosed With COVID-19“, Indy Week, April 3, 2020.

 

Article Published: 4/3/2020

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