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Correctional Officer Justin Smith was killed during an escape attempt from the Pasquotank Correctional Institute in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Several inmates ignited a fire inside the prison's Specialty Sewing Plant. Correctional Officer Smith succumbed to injuries sustained during the incident. Correctional Officer Smith is the fourth officer fatality from the state of North Carolina.