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Kitchen fire closes Hillsborough Jail; no one hurt

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials say more than 200 inmates have had to move out of a minimum-security North Carolina prison in Hillsborough after the prison’s kitchen caught fire.

State Department of Public Safety spokesman Keith Acree said no one was injured in the fire early Saturday morning at the Orange Correctional Center, and the blaze did not make it to the areas where inmates live.

Acree says the prison had to be closed because the fire left no way to feed inmates. About 180 of the 216 prisoners were taken to the Johnston Correctional Institution in Smithfield. The rest were in disciplinary segregation and were spread across several other prisons.

The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.

Acree didn’t know how long it will take to repair or rebuild the prison’s kitchen.

The County Shuffle

Russell KilfoilFrom ALKQN Support

Russell Kilfoil, King Peaceful was recently sentenced yet remains in county lockup. Currently he is being held at Orange County Jail until he is either transferred to another county jail or onto a federal facility.

Russell Kilfoil 
Orange County’s Detention Facility
125 Court Street, Hillsborough NC, 27278
 

Please drop a letter in the mailbox!

Pack The Courtroom this Monday, Jan. 30th!

All the folks who were arrested at the Yates Building occupation have court this coming Monday, Jan 30th at 9am. Come out to the Hillsborough Courthouse to show your support for them and to take a stand against the police raid.

The DA’s office wants to close the court cases on Monday. They want to quiet the outraged voices that have come from so many different corners of our communities. Come out and show them that we won’t be intimidated, that we will fight the city government’s attempts to suppress political speech and action. Come out and show them that no matter what happens in the courtroom, we won’t stop organizing against the violent police–we won’t stop organizing for community control.

For autonomy and dignity.