Warren Correctional Institution

County: Warren
Mailing Address: Box 728, Norlina, NC 27563
Street Address: 379 Collins Road, Manson, NC 27553
Phone: 252-456-3400 

Inmate capacity: 809
Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Close/Medium/Minimum
Year opened: 1997


Warren Correctional Institution is a multi-custody prison housing male offenders in close, medium and minimum custody. The largest inmate population consists of medium custody offenders. 

The opening of Warren Correctional Institution in 1997 permitted the consolidation of five smaller prisons in surrounding counties.

On August 18, 1997, the prison received its first medium custody C. The 168 single-cell building opened May 18, 1998. In August of 1999 the two modular dormitories opened, housing approximately 88 minimum custody offenders. Another 168 single-cell building was completed in August of 2004.

The janitorial products plant for Correction Enterprises, which produces soap and industrial cleaning products, was relocated to Warren from Harnett Correctional Institution. The plant was constructed by offenders participating in the Inmate Construction Program, working under the supervision of engineers from the Central Engineering section.


Visitors must call the Institution Visitation Section at 252-456-2820 to set up an appointment. Appointments can be made Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, but no more than 14 days in advance.

Visiting days will be at the following days/times:     

Friday:  1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9 - 11 a.m., 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Visitors should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled visit. Three visitors will be allowed per visit, this includes children.

Minimum and Medium Custody/Regular Population:

The visiting sessions will be from 9 - 11 a.m. and 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. The duration of the visits will be a maximum of 2 hours. Offenders will be allowed one visit per week.

Non-Contact Visiting/Regular Population:

The duration of the visit will be 2 hours.  Offenders will be allowed one visit per week.

Non-Contact Visiting:

The duration of the visit will be 1 hour. Offenders will be limited to two visits per month.


Visiting will be on Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.  The duration of the visit will be 2 hours. Offenders will be allowed one visit per week. 


Take US 1 North past Henderson to Interstate 85 North; take exit 223 (Manson Road). Turn right off the ramp and travel approximately one mile. Turn left at the intersection, then turn right almost immediately onto Collins Road. The prison is located about one mile on the right.