Tags:From the Raleigh News and Observer
The warden of North Carolina's Central Prison stepped down this month following a scathing internal review of conditions for inmates with mental illness at the facility.Read the full article
The Associated Press last week reported that a June review by the N.C. Department of Correction found that inmates with serious mental disorders were often isolated for weeks, sometimes nude, in cells puddled with human waste. Gov. Bev Perdue later called the conditions "unacceptable."
In a written statement issued Thursday, outgoing Correction Secretary Alvin Keller emphasized that his staff has taken numerous steps to address issues of a "serious nature" at the maximum-security Raleigh prison, which includes the state's Death Row. However, Keller criticized the AP's summary of the report for what he labeled "mischaracterizations and exaggerations."