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Odom Correctional Institution

County: Northampton
Inmate capacity: 352
Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Minimum
Staff size: 179
Year opened: 1961
 

Street and Mailing Address
Post Office Box 36
Jackson, N. C. 27845-0036  
Phone: (252) 534-5611 
Fax: (252) 574-2011
Facility # 3310 
Courier # 10-02-16


In 1958, the state paid $67,500 for 2,200 acres of farm land in Northampton County across the Roanoke River from Caledonia Prison farm. The parcel of land, known locally as Odom Farm, had been owned by the Odom family for years before its sale to the state and the establishment of Odom Correctional Institution at the site in 1961.

The state first used the tract as a farm worked by inmates who were bused daily from the old Northampton prison and from Caledonia Correctional Institution. The farm is still in use today, but is farmed privately - without inmate labor.

Odom Correctional Institution was built to replace the old Northampton Prison located north of Jackson. Construction was completed in 1961 on the 300-bed prison to provide inmates with physical or mental infirmities meaningful work in a healthy farm setting.

Midway through construction, the department's needs changed and modifications were made to provide for the housing of close custody male felons. Today, Odom houses minimum custody felon and misdemeanor inmates.

The prison's main building consists of an east and west wing. The east wing was built in 1980 and has 144 cells, of which 24 are designated for administrative/disciplinary segregation. The west wing has dormitory housing built in 1961. Support buildings house recreation and vocational areas.

Inmates may work a variety of jobs around the prison such as janitorial, maintenance and food service. Others may be assigned to minimum custody litter crews.

Roanoke-Chowan Community College works with the prison to provide vocational classes in building construction, HVAC and plumbing. Classes also are offered in Computer Language. There are two GED classes and one ABE class.

VISITATION 

To make a visitation appointment please call (252) 574-2066 Tuesday - Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

DIRECTIONS

Take I-95 to Roanoke Rapids and then travel east on U.S. 158 to Jackson. At Jackson, turn right onto SR 1108, Bryantown Road, and travel 4 miles to Boone's Crossroads. Then turn right onto SR 1131 and the facility is located 1/2 mile down the road.

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