Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Several injured during attempted escape at Pasquotank Correctional Institution

Employees injured in attempted prison break in Pasquotank Co. Attempted prison escape in North Carolina leaves multiple employees injured
Melinda Barton | 13 October, 2017, 01:10

Police rushed to a North Carolina prison on Thursday after fires were set and several of the facility's employees were injured during an attempted escape, officials said. The group operates a sewing plant at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution that employs 30 inmate workers, the website says. Calls to Correction Enterprises and the Department of Public Safety Thursday weren't immediately returned. Fires extinguished. Situation under control.

Attempted escape at Pasquotank CI in Elizabeth City.

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools revealed to CBS offshoot WTKR a rudimentary, center and secondary school were on lockdown after an occurrence at a close-by imprison.

Buses on after school routes, with students on board, were ordered to turn back around and return to the schools, "due to the potential of inmates being in the area", the ECPPS said on its Facebook page. The lockdown was lifting about 4:45 p.m.

After school events and athletics at Northside, ECMS and PCHS have been cancelled.

Pasquotank Correctional Institute is an all-male prison, with an inmate capacity of 896 and a staff of 410. The prison, which houses just under 900 men, remained on lockdown. Minimum-security prisoners work outside the walls on road gangs for the county recycling department and perform other community labor.