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Inmate Found Dead in Women's Prison

Posted January 28, 2008

— An inmate at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women was found dead over the weekend in an apparent suicide, authorities said Monday.

Officers discovered Nicole Bouleris, 29, hanging from her bed at about 8:15 a.m. Saturday, authorities said. The State Bureau of Investigation is examining the incident, which is standard procedure in prison deaths due to non-natural causes.

Bouleris was serving an eight-month sentence for drug-related crimes in Durham County. She had previously served time for an arson conviction in Wake County.

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  • lpf88 Jan 28, 2008

    Just another example of how improving our mental health care system could save lives and tax dollars. If this woman had been able to receive proper treatment it could have possibly prevented the numerous crimes she committed from occurring.

  • PikeMom4real Jan 28, 2008

    http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:V-JL3cbOu8QJ:www.aoc.state.nc.us/www/ids/Brief%2520Bank/Briefs/Hedgepeth,%2520Joe.doc+Nicole+Bouleris&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us&client=firefox-a

  • PikeMom4real Jan 28, 2008

    Our goal is to get them to see, as the Puritans did, a prison sentence is a time to be penitent before God and to use the time God has given them as time to be restored to God, family/friends and community.

    It helped really well.God didn't keep her out of prison or the menatl ward nor did he save her from herself.

  • PikeMom4real Jan 28, 2008

    www.aoc.state.nc.us/www/ids/Brief%20Bank/Briefs/Hedgepeth,%20Joe.doc -

  • colliedave Jan 28, 2008

    As a part of my church’s ministry to the community, we have an outreach to women just being processed into the correctional system. They are housed in a dorm separate from the other inmates at NCCIW and our programs are one of the few they can attend before being processed into general population.

    Our goal is to get them to see, as the Puritans did, a prison sentence is a time to be penitent before God and to use the time God has given them as time to be restored to God, family/friends and community.

    We give each woman who comes to our programs a “Free on the Inside” bible. This bible has been produced to answer many questions inmates typically ask. Above all, we try and give each woman who comes to our programs a sense of hope and meaning. In this case,I guess we failed. :{

  • At Work Jan 28, 2008

    I wonder what drove her to commet suicide, she had been in jail before it said and this time it was only 8 months so why did she do that? Somthing maybe mental issues were part of it.

  • SaveEnergyMan Jan 28, 2008

    It's sometimes hard to convince people that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I wish her family well during this time and hope her loss serves to convince someone else that a hard life is better than the alternative of no life.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Jan 28, 2008

    She just did not know how to handle it. My condolences to the family. May the Lord continue to be with all of you.

  • Yelena Jan 28, 2008

    PikeMom is baccck, Mental illness is no excuse for law breaking behavior. She belonged in jail, because she broke the law.

  • Yelena Jan 28, 2008

    A very good point, however, she had an education, which, unfortunatly, is rare among people in prison. She also was in jail for a white collar crime (not condoning this, illegal is illegal) and that's a world away from a drug using arsonist. Meg Phipps had a life to go back to after her prison stint. What, exactly did this woman have? Again, I wish that it hadn't happened, there was a chance she could have turned her life around, albiet, not a very good one.

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