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A text alert said that three prison officers are “down” after an attempted prison break in North Carolina. The incident was first reported at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City on October 12 at around 3:30 p.m. An alert said that “Possible prison break… Fire… Attempted escape… Officers down.”
The prison is located at 527 Commerce Drive in Elizabeth City, about 170 miles east of Raleigh. Government records show that there is a prison population of 896 at the facility as well as 410. It’s unclear how many of those staff are on duty at a given time. It has been open since March 1996.