NCDPS: 500 inmates transferred from Goldsboro prison following 4-hour “disturbance”

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GOLDSBORO, N.C.  (WNCT) – Correctional staff, with the assistance of law enforcement, evacuated a portion of Neuse Correctional Institution Monday morning following a disturbance that started late Sunday afternoon.

Due to damage inside some sections of the facility, approximately 500 inmates were transferred to other prisons, leaving about 288 at the prison.

The inmates set two separate fires, one inside the prison’s diagnostic building and one that destroyed a storage shed that held supplies. Both fires have been put out. The inmates involved in the disturbance also broke windows and damaged four dorms.

An investigation is underway to determine who was involved and why the inmates started the disturbance.

The unaffected portion of the facility will return to normal operations as promptly as possible

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GOLDSBORO, N.C.  (WNCT) – The Neuse Correctional Institute in Goldsboro is on lockdown following a Sunday “disturbance.”

North Carolina Department of Public Safety Communications Director, Pamela Walker, says the four-hour incident started around 4:30 Sunday afternoon.

Walker says during the disturbance, inmates started two fires.

NCDPS says an inmate and a prison employee were hurt during the what is being called a disturbance. Walker says the prison employee suffered minor injuries. The inmate injured was treated and released from the hospital.

The incident is under investigation.

NCDPS says the prison will remain on lockdown until further notice.

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