NCDPS - Tabor Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: February 03, 2022
4600 Swamp Fox Hwy W, Tabor City, NC 28463
Mailing Address
PO Box 730, Tabor City, NC 28463

Tabor 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 - maximum 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 - Tabor 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: 910-653-6413

The inmates housed at Tabor CI located at 4600 Swamp Fox Hwy W in Tabor City, 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.

Tabor Correctional Institution is a single cell facility which houses both close, medium and minimum custody inmates located in West Tabor City North Carolina, part of Columbus County. The original portion of the prison is a 1,000 cell close custody facility. Later additions include a 504-bed medium custody unit and a 252-bed minimum-custody unit. The facility employs custody, food service, medical, dental, administration, programs, maintenance, and psychological staff.

This facility is relatively new and was opened in 2008. Inmates are provided food and given basic medical, dental, and mental health services. Inmates at Tabor Correctional Institution can receive substance abuse treatment and obtain a GED while incarcerated.

NCDPS - Tabor Correctional Institution - Inmate Rule Book
NCDPS - Tabor Correctional Institution - Offender Family Services
NCDPS - Tabor 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 - Tabor 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 - Tabor Correctional Institution - Visitation

Visitation is by appointment only in accordance with the following schedule:

Regular Population: Wednesday - Saturday 8:30 - 10 a.m., noon - 1:30 p.m., 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Non Contact: Tuesday 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., 1 - 2 p.m., 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Minimum Facility: Sunday 8:30 - 10 a.m., noon - 1:30 p.m., 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Visitation appointments must be scheduled 48 hours in advance. To schedule an appointment, call (910) 653-8070 to speak with the visitation officer.


From Raleigh: Take I-40 East to I-95 South. Take I-95 South to exit 2 in Lumberton. At the top of the ramp, take a left on to NC 130 East. Follow NC 130 East to NC 904. Go through Fairbluff, continue until you see the prison on the left.

From I-95: Take US 74 West to Whiteville, NC 701 South to Tabor City to NC 904 West to facility.

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