Sampson Correctional Institution

Mailing Address: Box 1109, Clinton, NC 28328
Street Address: 700 Northwest Blvd, US 421 North, Clinton, NC 28328
Phone: 910-592-2151 
County: Sampson
Inmate capacity:
Facility Type: Male, Medium/Minimum Custody


Visitation is held on weekends. Offenders visit by first letter of last name. The visitation schedule rotates every 90 days.

A-J: Saturday 9-11 a.m.
K-Q: Sunday 1-3 p.m.
R-Z: Saturday 1-3 p.m.

Be advised that rotation of the schedule will occur on the following dates:January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1.

For special visit information, call 910-592-2151.


From Raleigh, Take I-40 East to U.S. 701 South and travel toward Clinton. Turn right on the U.S. 701 Bypass South around Clinton and exit onto North Boulevard (Dunn exit). Take a right on North Boulevard. Immediately after you pass the minimum security facility on your left, you will come to a stop light. Make left at stop light onto U.S. 421 South, and the medium facility is approximately ¼ mile on the left.


Offenders at Sampson work in the largest of seven Correction Enterprise laundries. Offenders may also be assigned to work on a Department of Transportation road crew or as maintenance or kitchen help at the prison. The minimum custody offenders work for the N.C. Justice Academy, Sampson County Parks and Recreation, Agriculture Research Station, Department of Transportation and the town of Faison.

Sampson Community College works with the prison to provide vocational classes in Horticulture, CE Computer Application and Laundry Washroom Technology. Classes are also offered to help offenders prepare for GED tests.

Sampson was one of 51 county prisons for which the state assumed responsibility with the passage of the Conner Bill in 1931 and was one of 61 field unit prisons renovated or built during the late 1930s to house offenders who worked building roads.

Minimum-custody offenders are housed in the older dormitories of the original prison compound, and medium-custody offenders are in the new dormitories in a more secure compound.