Lumberton Correctional Institution

Mailing and Street Address: 75 Legend Road, Lumberton, NC  28359
Phone: 910-618-5574
County: Robeson
Offender capacity: 768
Facility type: Male, Medium Custody


Visitation is by appointment only Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with 1½ hour intervals, and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with one-hour intervals, except holidays. Appointments can be made by contacting the visitation officers at 910-618-5574, Ext. 235, Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


From I-95, take the U.S. 74 exit east toward Whiteville. Travel about three miles and turn onto highway 41 at the Fairmont/Lumberton exit. Then take a left onto Sanchez Drive. The Lumberton Correctional Institution is across the road from the Robeson County jail.


Lumberton Correctional Institution opened in November 1994 with 312 beds and three additional dormitories under construction that opened shortly afterwards in 1995.

The prison houses medium custody adult male offenders. Offenders may be assigned to the prison as they are promoted from higher security prisons, demoted from lower security prisons or assigned after processing.

Lumberton Correctional Institution has a campus-style layout including seven buildings. There are six dormitories, a 20-cell segregation unit, administration building, vocational building and gatehouse. Offenders work on Department of Transportation road squads and perform maintenance and kitchen duties in the prison. Robeson County Community College works with staff to provide classes for basic education skills, preparation for the GED test and vocational classes in electrical wiring, carpentry and heating, and air conditioning repair.

A dental clinic serves Lumberton CI and nearby prisons.

A $10.48 million construction project was funded in July 1992 as part of a $103 million prison construction program. Lawmakers provided for a dormitory addition in the $87.5 million prison construction program authorized in July 1993. Another dormitory was added as part of the $62.1 million prison construction program authorized in 1994.