North Carolina Dept of Public Safety & Corrections (NCDPS)

State Prison Administration

Last Updated: February 20, 2023
831 W Morgan St Mail Service Center 4260, Raleigh, NC 27699-4260

North Carolina Dept of Public Safety & Corrections (NCDPS) is for State Prison Administration 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 Administration - no inmates facility.

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North Carolina Dept of Public Safety & Corrections (NCDPS) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 919-838-4000

About NCDPS:

North Carolina houses approximately 38,000 inmates in 56 state prison facilities.

Prisons receive felons and misdemeanants sentenced by the court to a period of active incarceration. The offenders are taken to one of nine prison receiving centers where they are put through a series of evaluations including medical and mental health screening. Based on this information, the offender is assigned to the most appropriate custody classification and prison.

Classification within the system depends upon the seriousness of the crime, the willingness of the inmate to obey rules and regulations and the perceived potential for escape. Prison administration provides appropriately secure facilities in three main inmate custody levels:

Close Custody

Inmates need extra security but do not need the more stringent security of maximum custody. Basic education, counseling and work programs are available to inmates in close custody.

Medium Custody

Prisons have all programs and activities operating within the unit. Programs include academic and vocational education, substance abuse treatment, psychological and other counseling programs and varied work assignments. When working outside the prison, inmates are under the supervision of armed personnel.

Minimum Custody

Inmates with only misdemeanor convictions are housed in minimum custody, and felons may be promoted to minimum custody during routine reviews if considered appropriate. There are three levels of minimum custody with level three being the least restrictive.

Minimum Custody Level 1

Inmates in this level may work on the grounds or away from the prison facility as long as a correctional officer or agent is with them.

Minimum Custody Level 2

Inmates may work on the grounds or away from the prison facility with an assigned supervisor from another government agency. They can also be eligible for short-term community passes with a trained volunteer who is certified to work with inmates.

Minimum Custody Level 3

Inmates may be away from the prison facility for specific programs such as work release, home leave, jobs, school or other kinds of training. Inmates are not supervised by correctional staff during these activities.

North Carolina Department of Public Safety & Corrections (NCDPS) Facilities:

NCDPS - Alexander Correctional InstitutionNCDPS - Alexander Juvenile Detention Center
NCDPS - Anson Correctional Center
NCDPS - Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Bertie Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Brown Creek Correctional Center
NCDPS - Caldwell Correctional Center
NCDPS - Caledonia Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Carteret Correctional Center
NCDPS - Caswell Correctional Center
NCDPS - Catawba Correctional Center
NCDPS - Central Prison
NCDPS - Columbus Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Craggy Correctional Center
NCDPS - Craven Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Cumberland Regional Detention Center
NCDPS - Dan River Prison Work Farm
NCDPS - Davidson Correctional Center
NCDPS - Durham Correctional Center - CLOSED
NCDPS - Durham County Youth Home
NCDPS - Eastern Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Foothills Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Forsyth Correctional Center
NCDPS - Forsyth County Youth Services Center
NCDPS - Fountain Correctional Center for Women
NCDPS - Franklin Correctional Center
NCDPS - Gaston Correctional Center
NCDPS - Gaston Regional Juvenile Detention Center
NCDPS - Greene Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Guilford County Juvenile Detention Center
NCDPS - Harnett Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Hoke Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Hyde Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Johnston Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Lanesboro Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Lincoln Correctional Center
NCDPS - Lumberton Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Marion Correctional InstitutionNCDPS - Maury Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Morrison Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Mountain View Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Nash Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Neuse Correctional Institution

NCDPS - New Hanover Regional Juvenile Detention Center
NCDPS - North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women (NCCIW)
NCDPS - North Piedmont Correctional Center for Women
NCDPS - Odom Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Orange Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Pamlico Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Pasquotank Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Pender Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Piedmont Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Pitt Regional Juvenile Detention Center
NCDPS - Polk Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Raleigh Correctional Center for Women
NCDPS - Randolph Correctional Center
NCDPS - Rutherford Correctional Center
NCDPS - Sampson Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Sanford Correctional Center
NCDPS - Scotland Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Southern Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women
NCDPS - Tabor Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Tillery Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Tyrrell Prison Work Farm
NCDPS - Wake Correctional Center
NCDPS - Wake Juvenile Detention Center
NCDPS - Warren Correctional Institution
NCDPS - Wilkes Correctional Center

Inmate Locator

North Carolina Dept of Public Safety & Corrections (NCDPS) publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in North Carolina. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

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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Visitation Information

Visiting hours for North Carolina Dept of Public Safety & Corrections (NCDPS). For Directions call 919-838-4000

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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