NCDPS - Southern Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: April 29, 2022
272 Glen Rd, Troy, NC 27371

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

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NCDPS - Southern 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: 910-572-3784

The inmates housed at Southern CI located at 272 Glen Rd in Troy, 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.

Southern Correctional Institution houses female inmates in medium or close custody and about 200 male inmates in minimum custody.

The two-story prison sits on a 13.7-acre site. There are two separate buildings connected by a long corridor. The administrative building includes a gym, dining hall, vocational area, and medical area. The other building is composed of a school area, various staff offices and five housing units - each of which is designed to house 96 inmates. Each housing unit is divided into three wings that have a dayroom and 32 individual cells divided into two tiers.

Inmates from the minimum custody unit are in the community work program, where they are supervised by a correctional officer in performing short-term labor jobs for local government agencies. Inmates from the minimum facility also participate in community work release jobs. They also perform other duties within the facility such as in the kitchen, maintenance, and performing janitorial duties on the unit.

At the medium/close custody facility, inmates have traditionally performed similar duties in the kitchen, maintenance, janitorial assignments, laundry area, and the warehouse. Some have participated in a special program called the Blanket Recovery Project, which converts donated material into blankets and other items donated to disaster relief efforts, housing authority, State Highway Patrol, public schools, and other non-profit organizations for assisting people in need.

Montgomery Community College provides educational opportunities in the areas of vocational classes in food service, preparation for attaining GED certificates and an opportunity to take college-level classes in Business Administration and Computer Technology.

HISTORY - Southern CI opened in 1983 and was built with a similar design and opened several months following Eastern Correctional Institution in Greene County. These two facilities were the first prisons in the North Carolina system to operate under the unit management concept.

Southern originally served as a processing center for adult inmates receiving felony sentences of 20 years or less, primarily from eastern North Carolina. From 1985 through 1994, the facility housed close custody youth inmates in one of the five housing units. The housing of youth inmates was discontinued in 1994 with the opening of Foothills Youth Institution. The processing center function of the facility was discontinued in 1996 with the opening of Craven Correctional Institution.

In February 1996, the Montgomery Correctional Center, a minimum security prison operating in Troy since the 1930s, was merged with Southern Correctional Institution to form one facility. This enabled the prison system to reduce administrative costs and provide minimum custody inmates to help perform maintenance and landscaping work at the medium/close custody portion of the institution.

In October 2004, another major change occurred when the medium/close custody facility was converted into a female facility. This conversion took place due to overcrowding taking place at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women in Raleigh.

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Inmate Locator

NCDPS - Southern 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.

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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 - Southern Correctional Institution - Visitation

Visiting is typically permitted for inmates in the general population on Saturdays and Sundays, either during the morning or afternoons for two-hour periods.

At the female facility, the time of these visits is determined by the housing unit which the inmate is housed. At the male facility, visitors call between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday to schedule a visit for one of the four weekend visitation periods.

For inmates housed in segregation, visitation must be scheduled by a telephone call to the Unit Manager, the Assistant Unit Manager, or Unit Sergeant. These visits are non-contact visits and must be scheduled for Monday through Thursday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

DIRECTIONS - Take I-85 to US 220 to NC 24/27 to Troy. At Troy, take NC 134 north to Glen Road. The male minimum custody unit and the female medium/close custody units are located approximately 1 mile from NC 134.

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