Pasquotank Correctional Institution

Mailing and Street Address: 527 Commerce Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 27906
Phone: 252-331-4881 
County: Pasquotank
Inmate capacity: 896
Facility Type: Male, Close Custody


Minimum Custody -- Saturday: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. (offender's last initial A-M.); Sunday: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. (offender's last initial N-Z).

Close Custody (visitation by appointment only) -- Sunday: 8:15 – 9:15 a.m., 9:30 – 10:30 p.m., 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.; Monday–Thursday: 8:15 – 10:15 a.m., 1:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Appointments must be scheduled 72 hours prior to the visit by calling 252-331-4765. Offenders may have up to three adult visitors. All visitors must be on the offender's approved visitor's list.


Take U.S. 64 to Williamston and then U.S. 17 to Elizabeth City. Take U.S. 17/158 north for about 6 miles. The prison is on your left.


Pasquotank Correctional Institution houses close and minimum custody adult male felons in a close custody building and a minimum custody unit. 

The prison is comprised of four buildings which include a visiting area, recreation area, dining hall, warehouse, vocational and academic classrooms, medical and mental health offices, and administrative offices.

Offenders work in kitchen, janitorial and maintenance duties. There is also an education program that prepares offenders for the GED test, as well as vocational programs.

Pasquotank CI was dedicated March 27, 1996. The $33.7 million construction project was funded in July, 1991 as part of a $103 million prison construction program. Adjacent to the institution is a 256-bed minimum security prison funded in the $87.5 million prison construction program approved by the General Assembly in July 1993. 

Pasquotank was built using the same design as Foothills and Marion correctional institutions in western North Carolina.