List Of Prison Facilities in North Carolina

Below is a complete list of prison facilities in North Carolina. The state of North Carolina has 515 prison facilities. The list includes local jails, federal prisons, and private facilities. Browse the whole list of prisons from the below table.



271 / 100K
Imprisonment Rate

North Carolina has a staggering imprisonment rate of 271 per 100,000 people. A total of 49,241 people are currently incarcerated in North Carolina. 65,808 other convicts are on probation and 13,419 are on parole. View recent arrests in North Carolina.

Search any prison in North Carolina using the below form. Just insert the prison name and we will show you search results matching your query.

North Carolina Prison and Jail System

North Carolina has 202 correctional facilities under the Department Of Correction. North Carolina also has 6 regional facilities in cities and councils where convicts are housed pre-trial. State also has 4 reentry facilities for housing inmates post-prison. 297 other facilities in the state are being used as administrative offices.

How to Search for Inmates in North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Justice allows you to search for inmates using their public tool. Perform a search by using the person's name, Inmate number, and Inmate ID. The search tool also allows filters like gender, race, age, etc.

Inmate search results show many pieces of information like matching inmate's name, gender, arrest records, crime date, release date, incarceration status, etc.

Prison Population In North Carolina By Incarceration Status

Incarceration Status Population
Probation 65,808
Parole 13,419
Life Sentence 4,171
Total Incarcerated 49,241

Prison Population By Gender

Gender Population
Male 26,890
Female 1,991

How To Use The North Carolina Prison Locator!

Searching for prisons in North Carolina has never been easier, we have 515 prisons in North Carolina. Using the search box above you can just type in any prison name or location of the facility we will find the right matches. Or you can use the classic way of browsing through the list of prisons from the below table. Using the table you can easily browse all the prisons in North Carolina. Once you find the prison facility you are looking for, visit the prison page to find information like:

  • Visiting hours
  • Visitation Rules
  • Phone number
  • Email id of the prison warden
  • Facility Address
  • Driving map
  • Prison Inmate Locator

How To Contact, Visit and Send Money To an Inmate In North Carolina

You can visit an Inmate in North Carolina only if you are on their visiting list. Only one visitation is allowed per week. Follow proper rules and regulations for a smooth visiting experience. Below mentioned are a few of them:

  • Wear appropriate clothes for the occasion
  • Bring your ID Card
  • Don't be late for your visit
  • Have a prior appointment booked
  • Respect the prison guards

To know more about visitation you can read our ultimate visitation guide.

North Carolina DOC allows family, relatives, and friends to send money to an inmate. Below are the steps you can follow to send money to an inmates trust fund or commissary account:

  1. Using the website or Mobile Apps Jpay Android / Jpay iOS
  2. You can also call 800-574-5729 to send money using your phone.
  3. MoneyGram: Using Moneygram, you can send money to an inmate, Visit any Moneygram location, and Provide your inmate id and prison name to the agent available, they will help you in the remaining process. Receive Code for North Carolina DOC: 1224.
  4. You can also send money-order by mailing Jpay Office:
    Inmate Name, #Inmate Id
    PO Box 173070,
    Hialeah, FL 33017
    Download the deposit form to send money order.

Contact An Inmate in North Carolina by using any of the following methods:

  • Mail an inmate using USPS, and send it to the inmate by mentioning the Inmate ID, And Inmate Name with the prison facility's address.
  • Contact via telephone using the phone number mentioned on the prison page. For first-time telephone, setup read our phone account setup guide.

Type Of Prisons In North Carolina

515 Facilities in North Carolina are of different Type and Security level. Below is the distribution of prisons according to the facility type and security levels.

Complete List Of Federal Prisons & Jails In North Carolina

This is full list of prisons in North Carolina. List has been limited to 20 results per page for better browsing experience. Navigate through each page to view whole list of facilities.

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Counties in North Carolina