1,300+ Inmates Moved From Hyde, Tyrrell, Beaufort And Dare Counties

The Division of Prisons has completed the evacuation of inmates and most staff from Hyde Correctional Institution in Swan Quarter and Tyrrell Prison Work Farm in Columbia in advance of Hurricane Irene’s landfall.

More than 1,300 inmates were moved today from Hyde and Tyrrell to other prisons farther inland. They will remain relocated until the storm has passed and the facilities at Hyde and Tyrrell are determined to be safe for their return.

The Division of Prisons also accepted 140 inmates that were evacuated from county jails in Beaufort and Dare counties.

Buses and drivers are staged and ready should any further inmate movements be necessary.


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  • by ncgirl on Aug 31, 2011 at 11:17 PM
    well not everyone is a thief my husband only in there for street raceing
  • by Just Saying Location: Chocowintiy on Aug 31, 2011 at 08:31 AM
    I see where there is alot of name calling and NEG things to say about these inmates, I bet ALOT of you would not say or think these things, if you lost your home and or it was damaged and these "scums" were the ones helping you build again, Just sayin
  • by FIRST LADY on Aug 27, 2011 at 04:02 PM
    I AM A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER AT HYDE. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE STAFF MEMBERS AND THE DIVISIONS P.E.R.T. (TEAM)THEY DID A SUPPER JOB IN MAKING SURE THAT ALL THE COMMUNITIES STAYED SAFE CONCERNING THE MOVEMENT OF THE INMATE POPULATION. IT WAS A STRONG BAND OF UNITY THAT I THINK I'LL NEVER FORGET. GOOD JOB GUYS.. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
  • by Vet on Aug 27, 2011 at 05:50 AM
    Everyone should be blessed to be alive instead of worrying about some prisoners cause IM pretty sure if your homes had been devastated you wouldn't have time to be posting negative comments. All the deaths for YOU during the war and not to mention the patriot missiles over my head for our protection we all shouldn't want another death for no one. PRAY U DONT LOSE A LOVED ONE IN THE MIST OF THE STORM WHILE WISHING HARM ON OTHERS.
  • by Vet on Aug 27, 2011 at 05:32 AM
    Everyone should be blessed to be alive instead of worrying about some prisoners cause IM pretty sure if your homes had been devastated you wouldn't have time to be posting negative comments. All the deaths for YOU during the war and not to mention the patriot missiles over my head for our protection we all shouldn't want another death for no one. PRAY U DONT LOSE A LOVED ONE IN THE MIST OF THE STORM WHILE WISHING HARM ON OTHERS.
  • by Think Again on Aug 26, 2011 at 10:02 PM
    Before you label all of these inmates as "scum", you need to get educated. Most of these inmates are minimum security inmates and are incarcerated simply because they cannot afford to pay probation fees. If you would research the system and see how easy it is for a less than minimum wage worker to get in to the system, you would think again. I have worked in the system for 20 years and the majority of the people that you label "scum" are really and truly, hard-working people who just cannot afford a high-priced attorney. I have seen doctors, attorneys and even bank executives charged with more serious crimes than what the common denominator is with the inmates that were moved. The difference is, they can afford high priced attorneys and their crimes will never come to light.
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      by Russ on Aug 27, 2011 at 04:28 AM in reply to Think Again
      Can't pay probation fees?? And they are on probation for????? BEING CROOKS! Well I have worked in the system more than 30 years and have seen more than a handful that had ever held a job in the first place.
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        by Think Again on Aug 28, 2011 at 05:36 PM in reply to Russ
        To Russ: You are correct. They obviously did something to get put on probation, I agree with that 100%. No argument there!!
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      by Knows better. on Aug 27, 2011 at 07:52 AM in reply to Think Again
      Most were minimum security, huh? In prison just because they couldn't pay probation fees, huh? Wow, you sure do know so much don't you? But I do have to agree with the money part. It is all about money. You can kill someone, get caught, but have enough money to buy your way out.
  • by J-man Location: Kinston on Aug 26, 2011 at 08:11 PM
    How is it "inhumane" to leave the inmates inside a re-enforced concrete structure? There are no "tents" there. Did the citizens of Hyde County evacuate if the lived in a wooden structure? Some of you people need to GET REAL!!!!!
  • by Beaufort Co Attorney on Aug 26, 2011 at 07:58 PM
    1300 wrongful death lawsuits against the State and local governments would be an even bigger waste of taxpayer's money!
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      by Jas on Aug 26, 2011 at 08:39 PM in reply to Beaufort Co Attorney
      People should have no rights if they are incarcerated. Wrongful deaths? Rightful ones is more like it!
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        by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 at 10:54 PM in reply to Jas
        This is a very ignorant statement.
  • by Russ Location: Henderson on Aug 26, 2011 at 07:44 PM
    Funny how family will take up for someone no matter how sorry somone is. Oh and to quote the Bible to others while that loved one does everything but follow the teachings of the Bible. NOBODY goes to prison for making your so called "mistake".
  • by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 at 07:35 PM
    What a waste of taxpayers money! Worry about the decent law abiding citizens instead!
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