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Bertie Correctional Institution

County: Bertie 
Inmate capacity: 1,400
Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Close
Staff size: 482
Occupancy: August 2006  

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 129 
Windsor, N.C. 27983
Street Address
218 Cooper Hill Road
Windsor, N.C. 27983
Phone: (252) 794-8600 
Fax: (252) 794-4608
Facility # 4880 


Bertie Correctional Institution is a single-cell, close security prison for adult males located in Windsor, North Carolina, in Bertie County.

Bertie Correctional Institution opened in August 2006 becoming the fifth of six 1,000-bed facilities to be opened before 2008. The prison employs correctional officers, registered nurses, nurse extenders, mental health providers, dental, and administrative staff. Maintenance is provided contractually with K & K Corrections. The prison has 142 segregation cells and 10 medical observation beds. Future expansion plans call for construction of medical custody unit and a minimum custody unit, construction date to be determined.

The prison operates under the unit management concept. Unit management is a method for managing inmates that emphasizes decentralization and delegates decision-making authority to a unit team. Inmates are assigned to one of the four units based on their work, program or control assignment.

The facility is operated under the unit management system and is separated into four units The Green Unit houses regular population inmates who participate in institutional job and program assignments. These various work assignments and programs assist inmates with future reintegration back into the community. Blue Unit houses regular population and inmates with chronic medical problems. Red Unit houses segregation and regular population inmates. Gray Unit houses inmates in a maximum control environment.


Regular Visitation Schedule For Inmate Population (By Appointment Only)

Tuesday - Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday - Saturday - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Non-Contact visits: Tuesday-Friday - (9:00 am-10:00 am) (1:30 pm-2:30 pm)

A valid photo identification card must be presented by anyone (16 years or older) arriving at the institution to visit with an inmate.

Inmates who have not lost their visitation privilege and are housed on the Segregation Unit will receive their visitation by appointment Monday – Thursday (9 a.m. –10 a.m. 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.) The visit will be allowed a maximum of one hour and will be held in the non-contact visitation area. To arrange the visit, the family member will contact the facility and ask for the Visitation Officer at (252) 794-8630 at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the requested visit.

Special visits for Security Threat inmates will be non contact in the Segregation Visitation area for one hour if privileges have not been taken. Attorney and media visits will be handled by the Inmate's Unit Manger with consultation/approval from the Facility Administrator. The attorney/media representative will fax a letter on their letterhead stating the inmate that he/she wishes to visit, the requested date and time of the visit and a copy of their credentials (driver's license, professional license, etc) to (252)794-8634. Once approved, the attorney/media representative will be contacted. Those special visits will be approved for a maximum of two hours and will be held in the visitation area (Monday – Friday).

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