North Carolina correctional populations of Census 2020 vintage

We recommend using these addresses only for guidance in identifying prison populations in the Census data and warn against assuming that the prisons were in fact counted at that particular location.

Facility Name Prisoners Type Address City Zip County Survey Date
Alamance County Jail 461 Local 12/31/2013
Albemarle Correctional Institution 847 State 44150 Airport Road New London 28127 6/30/2012
Albemarle District Jail 139 Local 12/31/2013
Alexander Correctional Institution 1,065 State 633 Old Landfill Rd. Taylorsville 28681 Alexander 6/30/2012
Alexander County Jail 77 Local 12/31/2013
Alleghany County Jail 27 Local 12/31/2013
Anson County Jail 47 Local 12/31/2013
Ashe County Jail 160 Local 12/31/2013
Avery County Jail 36 Local 12/31/2013
Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution 847 State 600 Amity Park Road Spruce Pine 28777 6/30/2012
Bannum Place of Fayetteville 30 Private 952 Bragg Blvd Fayetteville 28301 Cumberland 6/30/2012
Bannum Place of Wilimington 19 Private 716 Princess St Wilmington 28401 New Hanover 6/30/2012
Beaufort County Detention Center 87 Local 12/31/2013
Bertie Correctional Institution 832 State 218 Cooper Hill Rd. Windsor 27983 Bertie 6/30/2012
Bertie-Martin Regional Jail 83 Local 12/31/2013
Bladen Correctional Center 156 State 5853 Us 701 N Elizabethtown 28337 Bladen 6/30/2012
Bladen County Jail 74 Local 12/31/2013
Brown Creek Correctional Institution 1,214 State 248 Prison Camp Road Polkton 28135 Anson 6/30/2012
Brunswick County Jail 302 Local 12/31/2013
Buncombe Correctional Center 176 State 2995 Riverside Drive Asheville, 28804 Buncombe 6/30/2012
Buncombe County Detention Facility 459 Local 12/31/2013
Burke/Catawba Detention Facility 178 Local 12/31/2013
Butner Camp 312 Federal Old Nc Hwy 75 Butner 27509 Granville 6/30/2012
Butner FMC 950 Federal Old N. Carolina Hwy 75 Butner 27509 Granville 6/30/2012
Butner FMC 935 Federal Me Old N. Carolina Hwy 75 Butner 27509 Granville 4/2/2020
Butner Low FCI 1,297 Federal Old Nc Hwy 75 Butner 27509 Granville 6/30/2012
Butner Low FCI 1,294 Federal Old Nc Hwy 75 Butner 27509 Granville 4/2/2020
Butner Med I FCI 718 Federal Old Nc Hwy 75 Butner 27509 Granville 6/30/2012
Butner Med I FCI 651 Federal Old Nc Hwy 75 Butner 27509 Granville 4/2/2020
Butner Med Ii FCI 1,688 Federal Old Nc Hwy 75 Butner 27509 Granville 6/30/2012
Butner Med Ii FCI 1,544 Federal Old Nc Hwy 75 Butner 27509 Granville 4/2/2020
Butner-Camp 279 Federal Old Nc Hwy 75 Butner 27509 Granville 4/2/2020
Cabarrus County Jail 371 Local 12/31/2013
Caldwell Correctional Center 253 State 480 Pleasant Hill Road Lenoir 28645 Caldwell 6/30/2012
Caledonia Correctional Institution 558 State 2787 Caledonia Drive Tillery 27887 Halifax 6/30/2012
Carteret Correctional Center 293 State 1084 Orange Street Newport 28570 Carteret 6/30/2012
Carteret County Jail 148 Local 12/31/2013
Caswell Correctional Center 476 State 444 County Home Rd Blanch 27212 Caswell 6/30/2012
Caswell County Jail 3 Local 12/31/2013
Catawba Correctional Center 205 State 1347 Prison Camp Road Newton 28658 Catawba 6/30/2012
Catawba County Detention Facility 214 Local 12/31/2013
Cavalcorp Comm Sanction Center 51 Private 312 Tryon Road Raleigh 27603 Wake 6/30/2012
Center For Community Transitions-Women 30 Private 904 Pecan Avenue Charlotte 28205 Mecklenburg 6/30/2012
Central Prison 848 State 1300 Western Blvd Raleigh 27606 Wake 6/30/2012
Chatham County Jail 45 Local 12/31/2013
Cherokee County Jail 109 Local 12/31/2013
Chowan County Jail 23 Local 12/31/2013
Clay County Jail 29 Local 12/31/2013
Cleveland County Detention Center 275 Local 12/31/2013
Columbus Correctional Center 688 State 1255 Prison Camp Road Whiteville 28472 Columbus 6/30/2012
Columbus County Detention Center 151 Local 12/31/2013
Craggy Correctional Center 397 State 2992 Riverside Dr. Asheville 28804 Buncombe 6/30/2012
Craven Correctional Institution 732 State 600 Alligator Road Vanceboro 28586 6/30/2012
Craven County Jail 262 Local 12/31/2013
Cumberland County Jail 686 Local 12/31/2013
Currituck County Jail 32 Local 12/31/2013
Dan River Prison Work Farm 557 State 981 Murray Road Yanceyville 27379 Caswell 6/30/2012
Dare County Detention Center 85 Local 12/31/2013
Davidson Correctional Center 254 State 1400 Thomason St Lexington 27292 Davidson 6/30/2012
Davie Detention Center 49 Local 12/31/2013
Dismas Charities CCC 40 Private 307 N. Church Street Greensboro 27401 Guilford 6/30/2012
Duplin Correctional Center 321 State 364 Hwy 11 South & 903 Kenansville 28349 Duplin 6/30/2012
Duplin County Jail 139 Local 12/31/2013
Durham County Jail 498 Local 12/31/2013
Eastern Correctional Institution 465 State 2821 Hwy 903 N Maury 28554 Greene 6/30/2012
Edgecombe County Detention Center & Annex 195 Local 12/31/2013
Foothills Correctional Institution 711 State 5150 Western Ave Morganton 28655 Burke 6/30/2012
Forsyth Correctional Center 246 State 307 Craft Drive Winston-Salem 27105 Forsyth 6/30/2012
Forsyth County Jail 717 Local 12/31/2013
Fountain Correctional Center For Women 357 State 300 Fountain School Road Rocky Mount 27804 Nash 6/30/2012
Franklin Correctional Center 472 State 5918 Nc Highway 39 South Bunn 27508 Franklin 6/30/2012
Franklin County Detention Center 176 Local 12/31/2013
Gaston Correctional Center 237 State 520 Justice Court Dallas 28034 Gaston 6/30/2012
Gaston County Jail/Annex 477 Local 12/31/2013
Granville County Jail 93 Local 12/31/2013
Greene Correctional Center 636 State 2699 Hwy 903 N Maury 28554 Greene 6/30/2012
Greene County Jail 74 Local 12/31/2013
Guilford County High Point Detention Facility 262 Local 12/31/2013
Guilford County Jail 624 Local 12/31/2013
Halifax County Jail 102 Local 12/31/2013
Harnett Correctional Institution 974 State 1210 E Mcneil Street Lillington 27546 Harnett 6/30/2012
Harnett County Jail 207 Local 12/31/2013
Haywood County Jail 114 Local 12/31/2013
Henderson County Jail 159 Local 12/31/2013
Hertford County Jail 87 Local 12/31/2013
Hoke Correctional Institution 549 State 243 Old Highway 211 Raeford 28376 Hoke 6/30/2012
Hoke County Jail 163 Local 12/31/2013
Hyde Correctional Institution 639 State 620 Prison Road Swan Quarter 27885 Hyde 6/30/2012
Iredell County Jail 285 Local 12/31/2013
Jackson County Detention Center 55 Local 12/31/2013
Johnston Correctional Center 637 State 2465 Us Hwy 70 W Smithfield 27577 Johnston 6/30/2012
Johnston County Jail 180 Local 12/31/2013
Jones County Jail 27 Local 12/31/2013
Lanesboro Correctional Institution 948 State 552 Prison Camp Road Polkton 28135 Anson 6/30/2012
Lee County Jail 95 Local 12/31/2013
Lenoir County Jail 236 Local 12/31/2013
Lincoln Correctional Center 229 State 464 Roper Drive Lincolnton 28092 Lincoln 6/30/2012
Lincoln County Jail 139 Local 12/31/2013
Lumberton Correctional Institution 769 State 75 Legend Road Lumberton 28358 Robeson 6/30/2012
Macon County Jail 42 Local 12/31/2013
Madison County Detention Facility 76 Local 12/31/2013
Marion Correctional Institution 789 State 355 Old Glenwood Road Marion 28752 McDowell 6/30/2012
Maury Correctional Institution 882 State 2568 Moore Rouse Rd Hookerton 28538 6/30/2012
Mcdowell County Jail 150 Local 12/31/2013
Mcleod Comprehensive Saction Center 70 Private 309 Remount Road Charlotte 28203 Mecklenburg 6/30/2012
Mecklenburg County Jail 42 Local 12/31/2013
Mecklenburg County Jail North 1,909 Local 12/31/2013
Mecklenburg County Work Release Facility 30 Local 12/31/2013
Montgomery County Jail 73 Local 12/31/2013
Moore County Dentention Center 126 Local 12/31/2013
Morrison Correctional Institution 654 State 1573 Mcdonald Church Road Hoffman 28347 Richmond 6/30/2012
Mountain View Correctional Facility 895 State 545 Amity Park Road Spruce Pine 28777 6/30/2012
Nash Correctional Institution 969 State 2869 Us 64 Alt Nashville 27856 Nash 6/30/2012
Neuse Correctional Institution 638 State 701 Stevens Mill Road Goldsboro 27533 Wayne 6/30/2012
New Hanover Correctional Center 398 State 330 Division Drive Wilmington 28402 New Hanover 6/30/2012
New Hanover Detention Facility 556 Local 12/31/2013
North Corolina Correctional Inst For Women 1,149 State 1034 Bragg Street Raleigh 27699 Wake 6/30/2012
North Piedmont Correctional Ctr For Women 136 State 1420 Raleigh Road Lexington 27292 Davidson 6/30/2012
Northampton County Jail 56 Local 12/31/2013
Odom Correctional Institution 390 State 485 Odom Prsion Road Jackson 27845 Northampton 6/30/2012
Onslow County Detention Center 293 Local 12/31/2013
Orange Correctional Center 194 State 2110 Clarence Walters Rd Hillsborough 27278 Orange 6/30/2012
Orange County Jail 130 Local 12/31/2013
Pamlico Correctional Facility 562 State 601 N Third Street Bayboro 28515 Pamlico 6/30/2012
Pamlico County Detention Facility 88 Local 12/31/2013
Pasquotank Correctional Institution 807 State 527 Commerce Dr Elizabeth City 27906 Pasquotank 6/30/2012
Pender Correctional Institution 754 State 906 Penderlea Hwy Burgaw 28425 Pender 6/30/2012
Person County Jail 138 Local 12/31/2013
Piedmont Correctional Institution 913 State 1245 Camp Road Salisbury 28147 Rowan 6/30/2012
Pitt County Detention Center 496 Local 12/31/2013
Polk Correction Institution 857 State 1001 Veazey Road Butner 27509 Granville 6/30/2012
Polk County Jail 28 Local 12/31/2013
Raleigh Correctional Center For Women 163 State 1201 S. State Street Raleigh 27699 Wake 6/30/2012
Randolph Correctional Center 211 State 2760 Us Hwy 220 Bus Asheboro 27203 Randolph 6/30/2012
Randolph County Jail 204 Local 12/31/2013
Richmond County Jail 83 Local 12/31/2013
Rivers CI 1,421 Private 145 Parker`S Fishery Rd Winton 27986 Hertford 6/30/2012
Rivers CI 1,220 Private 145 Parker`S Fishery Rd Winton 27986 Hertford 4/2/2020
Robeson Correctional Center 274 State 803 Nc Highway 711 Lumberton 28359 Robeson 6/30/2012
Robeson County Jail 367 Local 12/31/2013
Rockingham County Jail 163 Local 12/31/2013
Rowan County Annex 99 Local 12/31/2013
Rowan County Jail 235 Local 12/31/2013
Rutherford Correctional Center 206 State 901 Ledbetter Rd Spindale 28160 Rutherford 6/30/2012
Rutherford County Jail 203 Local 12/31/2013
Salvation Army CCC 35 Private 204 Hollywood Street Asheville 28801 Buncombe 6/30/2012
Salvation Army CCC 35 Private 204 Hollywood Street Asheville 28801 Buncombe 6/30/2012
Sampson Correctional Institution 446 State 700 Northwest Blvd Hwy 421 N Clinton 28329 Sampson 6/30/2012
Sampson County Law Enforcement Center 214 Local 12/31/2013
Sanford Correctional Center 276 State 417 Advancement Center Road Sanfrod 27330 Lee 6/30/2012
Scotland Correctional Institution 1,539 State 22385 Mcgrit's Bridge Road Laurinburg 28353 Scotland 6/30/2012
Scotland County Jail 109 Local 12/31/2013
Southern Correctional Institution 676 State 272 Glen Road Troy 27371 Montgomery 6/30/2012
Stanly County Detention Center 78 Local 12/31/2013
Stokes County Jail 58 Local 12/31/2013
Surry County Jail 125 Local 12/31/2013
Swain County Jail 105 Local 12/31/2013
Swannanoa Correctional Center For Women 266 State 55 Lake Eden Road Black Mountain 28711 Buncombe 6/30/2012
Tabor Correctional Institution 1,478 State 4600 Swamp Fox Hwy West Tabor City 28463 Columbus 6/30/2012
Tillery Correctional Center 417 State 1984 Caledonia Drive State Road 1141 Tillery 27887 Halifax 6/30/2012
Transylvania County Jail 69 Local 12/31/2013
Troy House 16 Private 1101 North Mangum Street Durham 27701 Durham 6/30/2012
Tyrrell Prison Work Farm 479 State 620 Snell Road Columbia 27925 Tyrrell 6/30/2012
Union County Jail 230 Local 12/31/2013
Vance County Jail 156 Local 12/31/2013
Wake Correctional Center 409 State 1000 Rock Quarry Rd Raleigh 27699 Wake 6/30/2012
Wake County Detention Center 1,016 Local 12/31/2013
Wake County Jail 298 Local 12/31/2013
Warren Correctional Institution 944 State 379 Collins Road Manson 27553 6/30/2012
Warren County Jail 29 Local 12/31/2013
Washington County Jail 30 Local 12/31/2013
Watauga County Jail 77 Local 12/31/2013
Wayne Correctional Center 423 State 700 Stevens Mill Rd Goldsboro 27533 Wayne 6/30/2012
Wayne County Jail 214 Local 12/31/2013
Western Youth Institution 441 State 5155 Western Ave Morganton 28655 Burke 6/30/2012
Wilkes Correctional Center 181 State 404 Statesville Rd North Wilkesboro 28659 Wilkes 6/30/2012
Wilkes County Detention Center 97 Local 12/31/2013
Wilkes County Female Detention Center 22 Local 12/31/2013
Wilson County Jail 200 Local 12/31/2013
Yadkin County Jail 33 Local 12/31/2013
Yancey County Jail 31 Local 12/31/2013

This table draws data from four sources:

  • Federal prisons on April 2, 2020: The Prison Policy Initiative downloaded the weekly population list from the Bureau of Prisons for that date.
  • State and federal correctional facilities on June 30, 2012 were extracted from: United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities, 2012. ICPSR37294-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2020-02-06. doi:10.3886/ICPSR37294.v1. County data retrieved from postal service database.
  • Local jails' average daily populations from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 were extracted from: United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Census of Jail Facilities, 2013. ICPSR36128-V4. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2018-04-25. doi:10.3886/ICPSR36128.v4
  • Jails in Indian Country populations on June 30, 2016 were extracted from: United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country, 2016. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2018-05-23. doi:10.3886/ICPSR37006.v1

Military prisons and state halfway houses are not included in the above table as we were not able to locate an appropriate national database of these types of facilities. Juvenile facilities are not included in the above because the Census Bureau counts these facilities separately from the adult correctional institutions that are the focus of our work. Where necessary, state-specific sources will be more useful for identifying juvenile facilities.

We do, however, have a list (without population information) of all federal halfway houses as of April 2, 2020 [XLSX].

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