Hyde Correctional Institution

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Swan Quarter, NC 27885
Street Address: 
620 Prison Road, Fairfield, NC 27826
Phone: 252-926-1810
Offender capacity: 648
Facility type: Male, Minimum Custody


To prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), prison visitation was suspended as of Monday, March 16, 2020, with the exception of legal and pastoral visits. Those visitors are subject to medical screening prior to entrance.

The health and safety of employees and offenders in our care are the top priorities of the Department of Public Safety. THIS IS NOT A STATEWIDE LOCKDOWN OF PRISONS. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have on offender families and friends. Visitation will resume when conditions are deemed safe.

For information on coronavirus and how to protect yourself, please go the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website http://www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus.

For information on what other moves Prisons is making to combat coronavirus, click here


Visitation is by appointment only. All visitors must have an approved application and be on the offender’s visitation list. Visitation appointments can be made up to 14 days in advance, but not less than 48 hours in advance. Please contact the Visitation Officer at 252-352-2747 or 252-352-2744 to schedule an appointment.

Calls to schedule appointments will be taken:

Monday and Tuesday:             9-11 a.m.

                                                2-4 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday:   11 a.m.-noon

                                               2-3 p.m.   
Family Visitation Schedule: 
Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Offenders can have no contact when assigned to restrictive housing.

Visitation procedures: All visitors must successfully satisfy the metal detection, and pat and frisk procedures. Proper identification for adults and children must be provided. All identification cards must be current. Foods, drinks, bags, purses, and coin purses are not allowed to enter the facility. Visitors may bring in small denomination bills and change to purchase food and drink from the vending machines.  Offenders cannot have visits when assiged to restrictive housing.


From Raleigh and points west: Take US 264 East to Rose Bay. Turn left onto Turnpike Road and travel about 3 miles to the intersection. Turn left onto Piney Woods Road. Continue for about 1.5 miles and turn left onto Prison Camp Road. The facility will be on the right. For GPS purposes, type in 620 Prison Camp Road, Fairfield, NC.

Sending Mail to Offenders

All Prison facilities encourage family and friends to write to offenders. For security reasons, all incoming mail is checked to see if it contains any illegal or unauthorized items. Outgoing mail from offenders may also be checked. Personal letters will not be read unless the officer-in-charge or designee has reason to believe the letter contains threats of harm or criminal activity, escape plans, or plans to violate prison rules. If the officer-in-charge decides to delay or not deliver the letter to the offender, the offender will be told in writing the reason for this action.

Incoming mail from lawyers, any legal aid service assisting offenders, and state and federal court officials must be opened in the presence of the offender before it is checked for illegal or unauthorized items. 

Letters to an offender must include the offender’s prison ID number, which is often referred to as the OPUS number. The letter should be addressed in this format:

Offender Name and OPUS Number
Prison Name
Prison Street Address or Post Office Box number
City, State and zip code of the prison location

Example: John Smith #1234567
Maury Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 506
Maury, N.C. 28554

For information regarding sending money to offenders, ordering packages for offenders and the offender telephone system, please click here


Hyde Correctional Institution opened as a medium security institution for adult males in 1997. A minimum security unit was added in 1999. In 2019, the facility was converted totally to a minimum security facility. 

Hyde CI provides a variety of programs for offenders including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Career Readiness, Anger Management, Reaching out from Within, Thinking for a Change, and Father Accountability. In collaboration with Beaufort Community College, the facility provides Adult Basic Education, General Education Development, Fork Lift and Horticulture classes.