Tabor Correctional Institution

Mailing and Street Address: 4600 Swamp Fox Highway, West Tabor City, NC  28463
Phone: 910-653-6413 
County: Columbus
Offender capacity: 1,752
Facility type: Male, Minimum/Medium/Close Custodies

VISITATION TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

To prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), prison visitation was suspended as of Monday, March 16, 2020. 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 http://www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus.

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

 

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.

Directions

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.

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
Tabor Correctional Institution
4600 Swamp Fox Highway
West Tabor City, NC 28463

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

Overview

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.