Tabor Correctional Institution

County: Columbus
Mailing and Street Address: 4600 Swamp Fox Highway, West Tabor City, NC  28463
Phone: 910-653-6413 

Inmate capacity: 1,752
Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Minimum/Medium/Close
Occupancy: September 2008

Tabor Correctional Institution houses both close, medium and minimum custody offenders.

The original portion of the prison is a 1,000-cell close-custody facility. Later additions included a 504-bed medium-custody unit and a 252-bed minimum-custody unit. The facility employs custody, food service, medical, dental, administration, programs, maintenance and psychological staff. 


Visitation is by appointment only in accordance with the following schedule:

Regular Population: Wednesday - Saturday 8:30 - 10 a.m., noon - 1:30 p.m., 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Non Contact: Tuesday 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., 1 - 2 p.m., 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Minimum Facility: Sunday 8:30 - 10 a.m., noon - 1:30 p.m., 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Visitation appointments must be scheduled 48 hours in advance. To schedule an appointment, call 910-653-8070 to speak with the visitation officer.


From Raleigh: Take I-40 East to I-95 South. Take I-95 South to exit 2 in Lumberton. At the top of the ramp, take a left on to NC 130 East. Follow NC 130 East to NC 904. Go through Fairbluff, continue until you see the prison on the left.

From I-95: Take US 74 West to Whiteville, NC 701 South to Tabor City to NC 904 West to facility.