Remainder of inmates moved from Goldsboro prison following riot

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – The inmates still housed a Neuse Correctional Institution following a riot last Sunday have been moved to other state prisons, official said Friday.

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Around 180 inmates were still at the facility after the riot that broke out at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. It took officials close to four hours to bring the situation under control.

Two people — an inmate and prison staff member — were hurt. Two City of Goldsboro Police Department vehicles were also damaged.

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Inmates started fires inside the prison’s diagnostic building and a storage shed that held supplies. The shed was destroyed. Inmates also broke windows and damaged four dorms.

A work crew of inmates will help assist with repairs and restoration of the prison, officials said.

Clean up is expected to take several months.

Around 500 inmates were transferred to other prisons immediately following the riot.

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