NCDPS - Sampson Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: August 25, 2022
700 NW Blvd Hwy 421 North, Clinton, NC 28328
Mailing Address
Box 1109, Clinton, NC 28328

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

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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NCDPS - Sampson 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: 910-592-2151

The inmates housed at Sampson CI located at 700 NW Blvd Hwy 421 North in Clinton, 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.

Sampson Correctional Institution near Clinton is a medium/minimum security prison for adult males.

Inmates at Sampson work in the largest of seven Correction Enterprise laundries. Inmates may also be assigned to work on a Department of Transportation road crew or as maintenance or kitchen help at the prison. The minimum custody inmates work for N.C. Justice Academy, Transportation, Forestry Service, National Guard, Agriculture Research Station, and local government.

Sampson Community College works with the prison to provide vocational classes in horticulture, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Classes are also offered to help inmates prepare for GED tests.

HISTORY - Sampson was one of 51 county prisons for which the state assumed responsibility with the passage of the Conner Bill in 1931 and was one of 61 field unit prisons renovated or built during the late 1930s to house inmates who worked building roads.

Minimum-custody inmates are housed in the older dormitories of the original prison compound, and medium-custody inmates are in the new dormitories in a more secure compound with towers and roving patrols manned by armed correction officers.

Lawmakers provided for a 104-bed dormitory as part of the $17.4 million prison construction program authorized in 1988. As part of the $55 million prison construction program in 1989, lawmakers provided for dormitories to house 208 inmates.

Construction was completed on two new dormitories, a multipurpose building, dining hall and chapel/recreation building in 1990. Another dormitory opened in 1991.

With the old dormitory rated to hold 44 inmates, the new construction provided the prison capacity to 464 inmates. The prison had another 10 single cells for placing inmates in administrative or disciplinary segregation.

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 - Sampson 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 - Sampson Correctional Institution - Visitation

Visitation is held on weekends. Inmates visit by the first letter of the last name. The visitation schedule rotates every 90 days.

H - M Saturdays 9 - 11:30 a.m.
A - G Saturdays 1 - 3:30 p.m.
N - Z Sundays 1 - 3:20 p.m.

Be advised that rotation of the schedule will occur on the following dates:

January 1
April 1
July 1
October 1

For special visit information, call (910) 592-2151.

DIRECTIONS - From Raleigh, Take I-40 East to U.S. 701 South and travel toward Clinton. Turn right on the U.S. 701 Bypass South around Clinton and exit onto North Boulevard (Dunn exit). Take a right on North Boulevard. Immediately after you pass the minimum security on your lef t, you will come to a stop light. Make a left at stop light onto U.S. 421 South, and the medium facility is approximately ¼ mile on the left.

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