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North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons
Director Kenneth Lassiter
831 West Morgan Street
4260 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Phone: (919) 838-4000
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Correctional Officer Wendy Shannon was injured during an escape attempt from the Pasquotank Correctional Institute in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on October 12, 2017. Several inmates ignited a fire inside the prison's Specialty Sewing Plant. Correctional Officer Shannon succumbed to injuries sustained during the incident on October 30, 2017. Correctional Officer Shannon is the fifth officer fatality from the state of North Carolina.