Bertie Correctional Institution

County: Bertie 
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 129, Windsor, NC 27983
Street Address: 218 Cooper Hill Road, Windsor, NC 27983
Phone: (252) 794-8600
Fax: (252) 794-4608

Inmate capacity: 1,504
Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Close/Medium
Occupancy: August 2006  

Bertie Correctional Institution is comprised of two facility units housing close and medium custody inmates. The close custody unit is a 1,000 single-cell unit. The medium custody unit is a 504-bed open dormitory. 

Bertie Correctional Institution opened in August 2006. The facility employs correctional officers, registered nurses, physicians, dentists, mental health providers, maintenance, case managers, program and administrative staff. Community volunteers assist the facility with religious and transitional opportunities for inmates. Education and vocational classes are provided by Martin Community College and East Carolina University. Case managers provide programs such as the inmate service club, AA, NA, CBI, in-cell studies, anger management, breaking the cycle, domestic violence, fatherhood parenting, etc. The facility reduced restrictive housing cells from 269 beds to 128 beds in 2016. 

The facility is operated under the unit management system and is separated into four units in the close custody unit, and is separated into two units in the medium custody unit. Close custody units are the Gray Unit, Red Unit, Blue Unit and Green Unit. The Gray Unit houses those inmates assigned to restrictive housing. The Red, Blue and Green units house inmates assigned to regular and general population. The Blue Unit also houses inmates assigned to Regular Population Modified Housing. Medium custody regular population units are Tan 1 and Tan 2. 


Visitation is offered on various days throughout the week except Sundays. Visitation hours are established based on facility operations status. Normally, morning and afternoon hours are available on various days except Sundays from 9 - 11 a.m. and 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Days and hours available for inmate visitation is based on the status of the inmate and program assignment. A valid photo identification card must be presented by anyone 16 years or older before the visit will be authorized. All visitors must be approved prior to the visit. Questions and requests to visit should be directed to the visitation office at (252) 794-8634. Requests to visit should be made at least 24 hours before in advance. All visitors should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit due to search procedures.