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Warren Correctional Institution

County: Warren
Inmate capacity: 809
Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Close/Medium/PCON/Minimum
Staff size: 381
Year opened: 1997

Mailing Address
Box 728 
Norlina, N.C. 27563
Street Address
379 Collins Road 
Manson, N.C. 27553
Phone: (252) 456-3400 
Fax: (252) 456-4300
Facility # 4290 
Courier # 07-35-01


Warren Correctional Institution is a multi-custody prison facility housing male inmates in close, medium and minimum custody environments.

The largest inmate population at Warren CI consists of medium-custody inmates, a single cell building for intensive control medium and close-custody inmates, and about 80 minimum-custody inmates.

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 inmates. The 168-single cell building opened May 18, 1998. In August of 1999 the two modular dormitories opened housing approximately 88 minimum custody inmates. Another 168-single cell building was completed in August of 2004.

A new janitorial products plant for Correction Enterprises is currently under construction at Warren Correctional Institution. When complete, Correction Enterprises will relocate its janitorial products plant, which produces soap and industrial cleaning products, from Harnett Correctional Institution in Lillington. The new plant is being constructed by inmates participating in the Inmate Construction Program, working under the supervision of engineers from the DOC Central Engineering section.


Visiting days will be Saturdays:       9:00 am to 11:00 am

                                                            1:30 pm to 3:30 pm


                                     Sundays:       1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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 9:00 am and 4:00 pm only.  Visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, but no more than 14 days in advance.

Minimum and Medium Custody – Regular Population The visiting sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 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. The duration of the visits will be a maximum of two hours. Inmates will be allowed one visit per week.

Non-Contact Visiting – Regular Population:  The duration of the visit will be 2 hours.

Non-Contact Visiting – Intensive Control Population:  The duration of the visit will be 1 hour. Inmates will be limited to 2 visits per month.

PCON Visiting will be on Wednesdays:      1:30 pm to 3:30 pm



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

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