Do I contact the NCBDN for issues with food service in a prison?

The Board cannot act against the North Carolina Department of Safety or its Division of Adult Correction. This Board can only address its licensees.

If you have a complaint against a licensee(s) of this Board, the complaint process is at this link:   

If you have other food-related concerns or you want to ask for copies of policies from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s (NCDPS) Prisons Food and Nutrition Management Policies and Procedures manual, please contact:

NC Department of Public Safety/Division of Prisons and Food and Nutrition Management
Attention:  Kelli Harris, MS, RD, LDN
Mail Service Center 4279
Raleigh, NC 27699

A prisoner can ask for any policy through their Custody Officer.

A copy of the law that talks about what this Board can do is at this link:

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