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Craven Correctional InstitutionCraven Correctional Institution

County: Craven
Inmate capacity: 796
Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Medium
Staff size: 348
Year opened: 1996

Mailing Address 
P.O. Box 839 
Vanceboro, N.C. 28586
Street Address 
600 Alligator Road 
Vanceboro, N.C. 28586
Phone: (252)244-3337 
Fax: (252) 244-3727
Facility # 3085 
Courier # 16-70-01


Craven Correctional Institution is one of the state's largest prison processing centers. Convicted felons from North Carolina jails enter the system by first going through processing at the medium security prison. During the three-to-four week period that they are at Craven, new admissions are tested, evaluated, and interviewed to determine assignments to prisons, jobs, and programs. More than 400 inmates process though Craven Correctional Institution each month. The $24.3 million dollar prison was dedicated in 1996.

Visitation is by appointment only. Upon arrival at Craven Correctional Institution for processing, inmates will not be able to receive visits for 14 days. Regular visiting hours are Saturdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 4 p.m. Sundays from 9 a.m. to11 a.m.

Regular visitation appointments can be made by telephone between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) and 12:30 p.m. tp 4 p.m. on a first come first serve basis by calling (252) 244-8061.

Special visits are available during the week, subject to certain restrictions. Requests for special visits must be submitted in writing, explaining the need for exception to regular visiting.

Take U.S. 17 north towards Vanceboro. Take the U.S. 17 bypass around Vanceboro for about 1.5 miles. Then turn right onto SR 1637 (Alligator Road) for about a mile to the prison.

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