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NCDPS - New Hanover Correctional Center

State Prison

Last Updated: June 15, 2020
330 Division Dr, Wilmington, NC 28402
New Hanover
Mailing Address
Box 240, Wilmington, NC 28402

New Hanover CC is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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NCDPS - New Hanover Correctional Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 910-251-2666

The inmates housed at New Hanover CC located at 330 Division Dr in Wilmington, NC are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

New Hanover Correctional is a designated re-entry facility that serves as a minimum security prison for adult males. The prison is located in Wilmington, North Carolina, New Hanover Correctional Center is a minimum security prison that houses 384 adult male offenders. Inmates at this facility are housed in dormitories.

New Hanover CC operates one of the largest work release facilities in the state with more than 140 inmates leaving the prison daily to work at various businesses in the community.

Cape Fear Community College provides both full-time and part-time educational, vocational, and self-enrichment courses at the prison. The following classes are offered: High School Equivalency, Computer Information Systems, Horticulture Technology, Electrical Wiring, Human Resource Development, Computer Applications, Cognitive Behavior Intervention, F.A.T.H.E.R., Anger Management, Network Cable/Copper Wiring, and Network Fiber Optics.

Over fifty inmates at this facility can participate in the work release program, which allows the inmates to leave the facility during the day to report to a job in the surrounding community and return to the institution at the end of their shift. Work release is an integral part of the inmate's preparation for release as it allows them to acclimate to normal life outside of prison and prepare themselves financially. While incarcerated at New Hanover Correctional Center inmates can work within the prison in various support jobs performing kitchen, laundry, custodial and maintenance duties. Additional jobs are available on road crews for the surrounding counties. Offenders can also receive vocational training while incarcerated and learn a new skill in horticulture and industrial electricity.

HISTORY - North Carolina's first permanent county prison was constructed in 1915 in New Hanover County. A two-story concrete building was erected in 1915 to house 200 county prisoners. Equipped with electricity, modern plumbing, and central heating, the facility was thought to have begun a new age in prison construction and design. Inmates slept on cots in two large rooms, one for each race, separated by a guard room. The prison was remodeled in 1928 and expanded to house 250 inmates.

New Hanover was one of 51 county prisons that the state assumed responsibility for with the passage of the Conner Bill in 1931. It was one of 61 field unit prisons renovated or built during the late 1930s to house inmates who worked building roads.

Two modular dormitories added in 1978 have since been closed. In the 1987 Emergency Prison Facilities Development program, lawmakers provided for a 50-bed dormitory for New Hanover. Another 250 beds were included in the $55 million prison construction program authorized in 1989. Inmates moved into the first 50-bed dorm in 1988 and the other dorms in 1992.

Prison engineers supervised inmates in remodeling the prison's original building to provide classrooms and office space that opened in l994. An 18-bed dormitory provides administrative and disciplinary segregation space for minimum custody inmates needing to be segregated.

NCDPS - New Hanover Correctional Center - Inmate Rule Book
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NCDPS - New Hanover Correctional Center is a facility in the North Carolina Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information


The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice will resume limited visitation at all state prisons effective Oct. 1, 2020 with significant restrictions due to the pandemic. Visitation was suspended in all state prisons on March 16, 2020, with the exception of legal and pastoral visits, to help prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The health and safety of employees and offenders in our care are the top priorities of the Department of Public Safety. For information on coronavirus and how to protect yourself, please go the NC Department of Health and Human Services website.

Visitation Information

NCDPS - New Hanover Correctional Center - Visitation

Regular population inmates visit Saturday of each month. The population is divided in half by alphabet and visits on Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and the other half from 2 - 4 p.m. for a maximum of two hours. The maximum number of visitors per visit is three (including adults and children).

The morning and afternoon visitation session will rotate each month. Inmates assigned to the segregation unit visit by appointment, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., approved by the superintendent or designee. Visitors requesting a visit with a segregated offender must contact (910) 251-2666, ext. 251.

DIRECTIONS - Take Interstate 40 East to Wilmington. Take Exit 414 (Castle Hayne, Airport, Battleship exit). Approach stop sign at bottom of exit ramp and turn left. Proceed to stop light in Castle Hayne and turn left onto US 117/133. After passing a Hardee's and a fire department, the road will fork and remain to the right on Hwy.133. Proceed approximately 6.5 miles and turn left on 23rd Street. Cross over railroad tracks, turn right onto Division Drive. New Hanover Correctional is located on the left.

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