NCDPS - Orange Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: October 05, 2020
2110 Clarence Walters Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Mailing Address
PO Box 1149, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Orange CI is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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NCDPS - Orange Correctional Institution basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 919-732-9301

The inmates housed at Orange CI located at 2110 Clarence Walters Rd in Hillsborough, 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.

Orange Correctional Center in Hillsborough is a minimum security prison for adult males. The prison originally housed medium custody inmates and was converted to a minimum security unit in 1966.

Piedmont Community College works with the prison to provide vocational classes in food service technology and light construction. Classes for adult education and preparation for the GED test are available. Individual tutoring is available through the Orange County Literacy Council volunteers who come regularly to the facility.

Inmates may be assigned to Department of Transportation road crews, Highway Litter Crew, Community Work Program or work under contract for local government agencies. Inmates may also be assigned to unit jobs such as maintenance, kitchen, yard, clothes house or library. Inmates may participate in work release, leaving the prison for the part of the day to work for a business in the community. Study release is available at UNC-Chapel Hill. Inmates are strongly encouraged to participate in substance abuse treatment programs.

The Alamance/Orange Prison Ministry funds a full-time chaplain at the facility and is raising funds to build a Religious Services Center. This group, along with other community organizations, is working closely with the Center in developing a transition program targeted toward inmates who have shown themselves to be serious about changing their lives and are working to do so.

HISTORY - Orange was one of 51 county prisons 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.

Orange was one of the 49 prisons in the Small vs. Martin federal lawsuit brought by inmates in 1985. The class action lawsuit resulted in a settlement agreement that required the elimination of triple bunking and limited the number of inmates that could be imprisoned there.

The General Assembly provided two 50-bed dormitories for Orange in the $28.5 million Emergency Prison Facilities Development program authorized in 1987. The dormitory and a multipurpose building were ready when additional inmates arrived in July 1988.

The prison's original dormitory is still in use. A segregation building was converted into a chaplain's office and a library building was renovated for medical and office space. A 40-man segregation facility was completed in December 2008 and opened in December 2009

NCDPS - Orange Correctional Institution - Inmate Rule Book
NCDPS - Orange Correctional Institution - Offender Family Services
NCDPS - Orange Correctional Institution - Inmate Programs

Local calls will be a flat rate of $1.25
All long distance calls will be a flat rate of $3.40

Inmate Locator

NCDPS - Orange Correctional Institution 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.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

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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 - Orange Correctional Institution - Visitation

Visitation is every Sunday from 9 - 11 a.m. and 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Visitation times alternate every three months based on the inmate's last name. Example: A-J will begin at 9 a.m. and K-Z will begin at 2:30 p.m. for three months and then A-J will begin at 2:30 p.m. and K-Z will begin at 9 a.m. the next three months.

Special visits at other times are limited and only approved at the discretion of the superintendent or his designee.

DIRECTIONS - Take I-40 to Hillsborough, exit 261. Travel toward town about a one-half mile and the prison will be on your right by the Department of Transportation. From I-85, take exit 164 and turn towards McDonald's. The unit is a one-quarter mile down Old N.C. 86 on the left.

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