Pasquotank Correctional Institution

Mailing and Street Address: 527 Commerce Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 27906
Phone: 252-331-4881 
County: Pasquotank
Inmate capacity: 896
Facility Type: Male, Close 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.

Directions

Take U.S. 64 to Williamston and then U.S. 17 to Elizabeth City. Take U.S. 17/158 north for about 6 miles. The prison is on your 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
Pasquotank Correctional Institution 
527 Commerce Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27906

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

Overview

Pasquotank Correctional Institution houses close and minimum custody adult male felons in a close custody building and a minimum custody unit. 

The prison is comprised of four buildings which include a visiting area, recreation area, dining hall, warehouse, vocational and academic classrooms, medical and mental health offices, and administrative offices.

Offenders work in kitchen, janitorial and maintenance duties. There is also an education program that prepares offenders for the GED test, as well as vocational programs.

Pasquotank CI was dedicated March 27, 1996. The $33.7 million construction project was funded in July, 1991 as part of a $103 million prison construction program. Adjacent to the institution is a 256-bed minimum security prison funded in the $87.5 million prison construction program approved by the General Assembly in July 1993. 

Pasquotank was built using the same design as Foothills and Marion correctional institutions in western North Carolina.