NCDPS - Pamlico Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: February 14, 2024
601 N 3rd St, Bayboro, NC 28515

Pamlico CI is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State - medium facility.

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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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You can support your loved ones at Pamlico CI on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 252-745-3074.

Located at 601 N 3rd St in Bayboro, NC, Pamlico CI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Pamlico CI offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

PCI serves as a medium custody facility for adult males, boasting two housing units accommodating up to 552 inmates. Alongside these units, there are specialized areas including a restrictive housing unit with 24 cells and a protective custody unit of similar capacity.

In its commitment to offender rehabilitation and reintegration, Pamlico offers a range of educational and personal development opportunities. Pamlico Community College facilitates various courses, including vocational training in Dental Technology, Electrical Wiring, Masonry, Carpentry, Re-upholstery, Plumbing, Horticulture, Industrial Cleaning, and Information Systems. Additionally, Adult Basic Education and GED classes are available to prepare inmates for attaining their General Education Diploma.

Rehabilitation and treatment programs form a critical component of Pamlico's approach, encompassing Cognitive Behavior Intervention, Napoleon Hill, Anger Management, Thinking for a Change, and support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Furthermore, the institution hosts the New Leash on Life program in collaboration with the Carteret County Humane Society, Pamlico Pals for Paws, and other community partners, promoting the rehabilitation of both inmates and shelter dogs.

Originally operated by Corrections Corporation of America, Pamlico Correctional Institution underwent a transition in October 2000 when the state assumed operational management. Subsequently, the state purchased the facility from CCA, ensuring continued oversight and adherence to state correctional standards.

Inmate Locator

Pamlico CI maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

Visits to NCDPS offenders are by appointment only. Call the prison where the offender is housed to schedule an appointment. Visitors should call the prison the day before a scheduled visit to confirm the facility's visitation status. Also, video visitation now is available at most but not all prisons, so family and friends may be able to do a virtual visit if they prefer. Call the prison for additional information on video visitation at the facility.
Visitation by family and friends is encouraged and can make a positive difference during an offender's time in prison. Prison staff understand the importance of offenders maintaining contact with their family and friends. However, offenders can not be assigned to specific facilities within the prison system for the convenience of visitation.

For more information regarding prisons and visitation, please read the Handbook for Family and Friends of Offenders.
The increased safety and security measures are implemented to address, and ultimately eliminate, the introduction of contraband into state prisons. Any refusal to comply with all search procedures will result in the denial of entrance into the facility. Cell phones are considered contraband and are prohibited from all prison facilities. Appropriate attire is required.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.