• 2 employees dead in failed North Carolina prison breakout

    7 days ago - By Boston Herald

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Inmates at a North Carolina prison plotted an escape bid knowing they would have to hurt some prison employees, ultimately leaving two dead and a dozen other workers or fellow inmates injured, the investigating sheriff said Friday. Investigators believe four inmates planned the foiled breakout attempt Thursday afternoon from Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City by starting a fire inside a sewing plant to divert guards, then running through a loading dock to reach the fence, Pasquotank County Sheriff Randy Cartwright said.
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  • The Latest: Sheriff: Violence part of NC prison break plan

    7 days ago - By Miami Herald

    The Latest on an attempted escape from a North Carolina prison that killed two employees : 1:15 p.m. The sheriff investigating two slayings and a dozen injuries at...
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  • 2 employees killed in foiled North Carolina prison break

    7 days ago - By Boston Herald

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Two North Carolina prison employees were killed during an attempted inmate escape that also injured more than a dozen other state workers and inmates, authorities said Friday. Prison guard Justin Smith, 35, and vocational worker Veronica Darden, 50, were killed Thursday during the breakout attempt from Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City, the state Department of Public Safety said in a news release.
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