Maury Correctional Institution

Address: 2568 Moore Rouse Road, Hookerton, NC 28538
Phone: 252-747-1400 
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 506, Maury, NC 28554
County: Greene
Offender capacity: 1,504
Facility type: Male, Close and Medium Custodies


To prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), prison visitation was suspended as of Monday, March 16, 2020, with the exception of legal and pastoral visits. Those visitors are subject to medical screening prior to entrance.

The health and safety of employees and offenders in our care are the top priorities of the Department of Public Safety. THIS IS NOT A STATEWIDE LOCKDOWN OF PRISONS. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have on offender families and friends. Visitation will resume when conditions are deemed safe.

For information on coronavirus and how to protect yourself, please go the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website

For information on what other moves Prisons is making to combat coronavirus, click here


Visitation is by appointment only, for one hour in a non-contact visitation area. There is a limit of three approved visitors per session.

Visitation sessions are Tuesdays - Saturdays from 9 - 11 a.m. and 2 - 4 p.m. Offenders who have visitation privileges and are housed on the Segregation Unit may receive visitors Tuesdays – Fridays from 9 – 10 a.m. or 2 - 3 p.m..

Visits are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be scheduled at least 24 hours before the requested visit. To schedule visits, call the Visitation Officer at 252-747-1445 Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Special visits: Security Threat offenders who have visitation privileges may have one hour non-contact visits in the Segregation Visitation area. 

Other visits: Attorney and media visits will be handled by Support Services Captain with consultation/approval from the Facility Administrator. The attorney/media representative will fax a letter on their letterhead stating the offender that he/she wishes to visit, the requested date and time of the visit, and a copy of their credentials (driver license, professional license, etc.) to 252-747-1687 or 252-747-5807. Once approved, the attorney/media representative will be contacted. Those special visits will be approved for a maximum of two hours and will be held in the visitation area Monday through Friday.

All attorneys, clergy, etc., are required to call the facility at least 24 hours prior to a requested visit. To request an appointment, call 252-826-5621, ext. 601. Visits will only be granted between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


From East or West: Take U.S. 70 to Goldsboro. From North or South: Take U.S.117 to Goldsboro. Follow U.S. 13 N to Snow Hill, then take U.S. 13/258 towards Farmville to Four Way Road. Maury Correctional Institution is approximately 3 miles 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
Maury Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 506
Maury, N.C. 28554

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


Maury Correctional Institution is a close and medium security prison for adult males near Hookerton. Opened in April, 2006, Maury became the fourth of six 1,000-bed facilities. A 504-bed medium-custody unit was added after the initial prison opened. 
The prison employs correctional officers, food service programs, medical/mental health, maintenance and administrative staff.

The facility is operated under the unit management system and is separated into six separate units. The Green Unit houses offenders assigned to residential mental health program, outpatient mental health regular population, and Veteran's dorm regular population. Blue Unit houses both regular population and offenders with chronic medical problems. Red Unit houses offenders in restrictive housing, as well as regular population. Gray Unit houses offenders in a Therapeutic Diversion Unit (TDU) and maximum control environment. 

All regular population offenders are afforded the opportunity to participate in various work assignments and programs to assist them with future reintegration back into the community.