Prison changes coming to Greene County

Apr 9, 2018

NC Department of Correction

Plans are being made to convert a Greene County prison to house high security male prisoners. The state Division of Prisons says changes will be made to prisons in three counties to help them address safety, security and operational needs. Among the changes will be converting the Eastern Correctional Institution in Maury which currently houses female inmates into a facility for close custody male inmates who require the highest level of supervision within state prisons. Another prison for female inmates in Montgomery County will also be converted to close custody male inmates while an Anson County facility will convert to take female prisoners. While conversion work is done in Anson County, Neuse Correctional Institution in Wayne County will temporarily house female inmates. Interim Chief Deputy Secretary of Adult Correction Judge Reuben Young says the department believes the changes will make those prisons safer and more secure.