Mailing/Street Address: 22385 McGirts Bridge Road, Laurinburg, NC 28353
Offender capacity: 1,652
Facility type: Male, Close, Medium and Minimum Custodies
LIMITED VISITATION RESUMES OCT. 1, 2020
The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice will resume limited visitation at all state’s prisons effective Oct. 1, 2020 with significant restrictions due to the pandemic. Visitation was suspended in all state prisons on March 16, 2020, with the exception of legal and pastoral visits, to help prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The health and safety of employees and offenders in our care are the top priorities of the Department of Public Safety. For information on coronavirus and how to protect yourself, please go the NC Department of Health and Human Services website.
To learn what else Prisons is doing to combat coronavirus, click here.
For more information on visitation, click here.
From Raleigh - Take US 1 to Southern Pines. Take U.S. 15-501 south toward Laurinburg. Go approximately 25 miles. Turn left on Old Wire Road. Go to the stop sign and turn right. Go to the next crossroads, which is Airbase Road, and turn left. Go approximately 5 ½ miles to McGirts Bridge Road and turn right. The prison is on the right.
From Fayetteville - Take US 401 south toward Laurinburg and go through Wagram. Turn left on Airbase Road. Go approximately 5 ½ miles to McGirts Bridge Road. Turn right and the prison is on the right.
From Lumberton - Take US 74 toward Laurinburg/Maxton. Take US 401 towards Fayetteville. Go approximately 3 miles and turn right on Highland Road. Go approximately 2 miles and turn left on McGirts Bridge Road. Go approximately 5 miles. The prison is on the left before you get to stop sign.
From Rockingham - Take US 74 east to Laurinburg. Take US 401 north approximately 3 miles to Highland Road and turn right. Go approximately 2 miles to McGirts Bridge Road and turn left. Go approximately 5 miles. The prison is on the left.
SENDING MAIL TO OFFENDERS
The N.C. Department of Public Safety has changed the way offenders receive mail. To help keep contraband out of prisons, all mail to offenders must be sent through a private company, TextBehind.
You must address mail to offenders in this way, or it will be returned:
Offender Name and OPUS Number
P.O. Box 247
Phoenix, MD 21131
John Doe #1234567 Jane Doe #7654321
Polk Correctional Institution N.C. Correctional Institution for Women
P.O. Box 247 P.O. Box 247
Phoenix, MD 21131 Phoenix, MD 21131
IMPORTANT: The return address (at the top left of the envelope) must contain both the full first name and the full last name of the sender. Do not use initials. TextBehind will return mail that does not provide the sender's full first and last names.
The state’s prisons for women have been using TextBehind since February 2020.
Here’s how it works:
- Offender mail is addressed and delivered to TextBehind.
- TextBehind will make digital copies of the contents.
- TextBehind will forward the digital files to the prison.
- The prison will print acceptable pages and deliver them to the offender.
You may also download the TextBehind app to send mail by a smartphone or computer, avoiding paper mail sent via the U.S. Postal Service.
Offenders will continue to receive all acceptable contents of the mail you send — letters, photos, cards, artwork, etc. For more information about TextBehind, including a short video, click here.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
TextBehind will not accept packages or legal mail. For more information on sending packages or legal mail, see the FAQs. You can also contact the prison where the offender is currently assigned.
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, or state and federal court officials must be opened in the presence of the offender before it is checked for illegal or unauthorized items.
Scotland Correctional Institution is a 1,756-bed, high-security prison facility located near the Laurinburg-Maxton Airport in Laurinburg.
SCI opened in September 2003 as a 1,000-bed close custody facility. A 504-bed medium security addition opened in March 2011, and a 252-bed minimum security unit opened in July 2011.
The prison employs correctional officers, administrative, food service, medical, dental and maintenance staff.
The prison has 128 MCON cells and 192 segregation cells.