Eastern Correctional Institution

County: Greene 
Mailing Address: Box 215, Maury, NC 28554
Street Address: 2821 N.C. Highway 903, Maury, NC 28554
Phone: (252) 747-8101
Fax: (252) 747-8260

Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Close
Occupancy: January 1983

Eastern Correctional Institution is located in the town of Maury in Greene County and opened in January 1983 as a male facility. The facility was converted to house female inmates in 2014. However, the state prison system underwent a remissioning project at three facilities across the state and Eastern CI was converted back to a male close custody facility in the winter of 2019.

Eastern is adjacent to Greene Correctional Institution and is built on land that at one time was farmed by the minimum security prisons inmates. Eastern and its sister institution, Southern Correctional Institution in Troy, opened at the same time, are of the same design and were part of the initial expansion of the prison system in the 1980s and 1990s to house the growing offender population. 

The two-story prison sits on 38 acres surrounded by double fences. The institution has five housing units, each designed to hold 96 inmates in single cells. Each regular population housing unit is divided into three wings with 24 cells. The segregation unit has two wings each with 24 cells totaling 48 single cells with sinks and toilets.


Visitation at ECI follows standard policy. Most inmate visits are conducted through appointments based on the approved visiting list. However, inmates sometimes lose their visitation privileges for a limited period of time due to rule violations.

Certain groups of inmates, such as administrative segregation, disciplinary segregation, etc., also visit by appointment only. The inmate is responsible for communicating his visiting status to his perspective visitors. To schedule a visit, or check on an inmate's visiting status, visitors may call (252) 747-3506 between Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 - 4:30 p.m.


Eastern Correctional Institution is one-half mile south of Maury on NC 903 between Greenville and Snow Hill. From Goldsboro, take Highway 13 North until you enter Snow Hill. Take Highway 13/258 North until you reach the intersection with Highway 903, where you take a right to reach the facility.

DIRECTIONS FROM RALEIGH -- Take US 64 East then US 264 East at Knightdale towards Greenville. Take the first Farmville exit (Exit 60). Go about 4 miles and turn right on US 258. Take US 258 for 7 miles until you get to a crossroad called LIZZIE. Turn left (Hwy. 123). Go 3 miles to the stop sign. This is Hwy 903. Turn right. The prison is a half-mile on the right. Approximate driving time is 80-85 minutes.