Where in Carolina Country is This?

November 2013
November 2013

Clearly, North Carolina state prisons look similar to one another. Many of you recognized November’s photo of the Maury Correctional Institution, others were slightly off the mark. Opened in 2006 and served by Pitt & Greene EMC, Maury is one of three state prisons in Greene County. It is a “close” or high security prison with a capacity of 896 male inmates, employing about 560 people. It is one of 70 in North Carolina. Other guesses were prisons in Raleigh (Central), Butner, Tyrrell County, Scotland County, Lincolnton, Tabor City, Bayboro, Winton, Alexander County, Pasquotank County and Polkton. Others were the Corning plant in Midland, Cherry State Psychiatric Hospital in Goldsboro and the Keihin manufacturing plant near Tarboro. The winning entry, chosen at random from all correct submissions, was from James Lancaster of Morehead City, a member of Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative.

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