Hoke Correctional Institution (OPERATIONS SUSPENDED)

OPERATIONS AT THIS FACILITY ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

Effective October 14, 2019, offenders have been relocated to other minimum custody facilities due to regional staffing shortages.

Mailing and Street Address: 243 Old Hwy 211, Raeford, NC 28376
Phone: 910-944-7612
County: Hoke
Offender capacity:
502
Facility type: Male, Minimum Custody

 

Hoke Correctional Institution is a visitation-by-appointment facility. Visitors may schedule appointments by calling 910-944-7612, ext. 431 or 344, Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments must be made at least two days in advance and not more that two weeks in advance.

Special visits for law enforcement agents, social services personnel and lawyers are made by submitting a formal written request via mail or fax.

Inmates assigned to segregation will be allowed one visit in a 30-day period, unless visitation privileges have been taken through disciplinary action. Visitation hours are subject to changes at the facility's discretion.

Hoke Correctional Institution Visitation Hours
  REGULAR POPULATION  PROTECTIVE CUSTODY  SEGREGATION NON-CONTACT
Tuesday  12 – 1:30 p.m.  2 – 3:30 p.m. 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  
Wednesday  2 – 3:30 p.m.      12 - 1:30 p.m. 
Thursday 2 – 3:30 p.m.   8:30 – 9:30 a.m.   
Friday    8:30 – 10 a.m. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  
Saturday  8:30 – 10 a.m.
12 – 1:30 p.m.
2 – 3:30 p.m.
     

 

Directions

From Raleigh – Take U.S. 1 South to Southern Pines/Aberdeen. From Aberdeen, take U.S. 15-501 approximately 0.8 of a mile. Turn left onto Hwy. 211 East. Travel approximately 9 miles to McCain. The prison is on the left.

From Fayetteville – Take U.S. 401 South to Raeford. From Raeford, take Hwy. 211 West. Travel approximately 10 miles. The prison is on the right.

From Rockingham – Take U.S. 1 to Aberdeen. From Aberdeen, take U.S. 15-501 approximately 0.8 of a mile and turn left onto Hwy. 211 East. Travel approximately 9 miles and the prison is on the left.

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
Hoke Correctional Institution
243 Old Hwy 211
Raeford, NC 28376

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

Overview

Hoke Correctional Institution is located west of Raeford.

The prison currently has three major administrative and housing buildings. The South Unit is a housing area for transient inmates along with some regular population inmates. The North Unit is a dormitory housing the institution's workforce and Department of Transportation highway work squads. Central Unit houses regular population inmates and has 24 cells for placing inmates in administrative or disciplinary segregation, and 24 cells for protective custody.

Established in 1954, the facility was part of the McCain Sanitarium built at the site in the 1920's. In the 1970's, the prison was converted to a minimum security unit. It was later returned as a medium security prison. During the 1970's, inmates under the supervision of correction engineers erected a recreation building. In 1980, a housing unit with 144 single cells was added.

The General Assembly provided for a 104-bed dormitory as part of the $28.5 million Emergency Prison Facilities Development program authorized in 1987. This addition was completed in 1989.