State Prisons in north carolina

Clicking on any of the North Carolina facilities below will direct you to an information page with Inmate Search, Visitation, Mail, Phone, Email, Most Wanted and FAQ for families and friends.


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North Carolina Department of Adult Correction - Prisons & Inmate Search

North Carolina maintains their own state prison system; fifty-three secure facilities which consist of every security level; maximum, close, medium, and minimum.

The North Carolina Department of Adult Correction is where offenders are sent that have been convicted of felony crimes of murder, rape, assault, serious thefts and drug related offenses. These are offenses of at least one year, and all the way up to life imprisonment. North Carolina also has a death row with almost 135 murderers at any one time, waiting to be executed.

Go here for full instructions on using the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction, as well as for the Bureau of Prisons inmates and ICE detainees

The North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention oversees ten state-owned and four county-owned and operated secure detention centers for juvenile offenders who have been convicted of serious crimes and sentenced to detention, or are awaiting their court dates.

To search for an inmate or juvenile offender, or learn how to communicate with an inmate in the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction or Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, start by choosing from the list of facilities below.

Each prison you click on below will provide specific, detailed information about the facility's: 

  • inmate search,
  • location,
  • contact information,
  • directions,
  • inmate visitation,
  • mail,
  • phone accounts,
  • money accounts,
  • commissary,
  • texting and emailing where available, and
  • inmate tablet rental where available.