Craven Correctional Institution – North Carolina

Looking for someone in prison at Craven Correctional Institution? Craven Correctional Institution is a state prison in the North Carolina state prison system. This site tells you info about everything related to Craven Correctional Institution such as the following: Find an inmate at Craven Correctional Institution. Visiting an inmate here. The address and phone number at Craven Correctional Institution Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Craven Correctional Institution. And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Craven Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1996
Type: Male
State: North Carolina
County: Craven
DOC: North Carolina Division of Prisons
Security Level: Medium
Warden Name: Larry Dail

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Contact Information

Below you have the mailing address and street address for Craven Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to an inmate at Craven Correctional Institution, and be sure to use the street address if you need to know the physical location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below before you send a letter or package to someone in prison so that you properly write the address, and do the right procedure for sending a package or letter. If you don’t use the correct protocol, it might get sent back.

Craven Correctional Institution
PO Box 839
Vanceboro NC, 28586

Street Address / Prison location


Craven Correctional Institution
600 Alligator Road
Vanceboro NC, 28586

Phone Number and Fax Number


Map and Directions

Use this address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections below if you are going to visit an inmate.

Craven Correctional Institution
600 Alligator Road
Vanceboro NC, 28586


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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Phone Number

Craven Correctional Institution inmates don’t have phones, so you can’t call the inmate, but, there are cases when it may be useful to know the telephone number to the facility.

Inmates are able to call out using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to send a fax to the inmate, but there are times when it might be necessary to have the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address below is the general email for Craven Correctional Institution. You cannot email inmates at this email address. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 796
Total Staff: 350

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Craven Correctional Institution you must use an exact process to make sure that the email message gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that you must follow when sending a letter or package to a inmate. If you do not then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you proceed, you should read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility employees will open and read all received general packages and mail. Incoming general mail and packages is read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep security and safety or watch problems confronting inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you should address a package or letter to an inmate at Craven Correctional Institution:

Craven Correctional Institution
PO Box 839
Vanceboro NC, 28586

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary that serves to provide a bank type account for inmate monies and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may send funds to inmate’s Commissary accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send inmates money in postal mail and will have to send funds to the address below and follow the directions provided below:

The money have to be in the form of a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, in which the prisoner will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and checks will not be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently changed to different prisons throughout North Carolina, so you might need to look up what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to find an Craven Correctional Institution inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other North Carolina state prisons: North Carolina State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Craven Correctional Institution, make sure you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

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 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sundays from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Regular visitation appointments can be made by telephone between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on a first come first serve basis Monday through Friday (except state holidays) by calling .

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every correctional facility in North Carolina has its own policies for prison visitation and they are changed often. The policies below could be different now, so be sure to also go to Craven Correctional Institution’s website to get the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer ensures all visitors sign the inmate visitors log upon entering the prison and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state picture id is OK.

For all of the points shown below, go to the official correctional facility website because this info changes frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Info about Craven Correctional Institution records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Section about Craven Correctional Institution death row will be posted ASAP.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about North Carolina parole coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about release procedures for Craven Correctional Institution coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Info about prison life at Craven Correctional Institution coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A section on news at Craven Correctional Institution to be added later.


A section with photos of Craven Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Craven Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Craven Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of Craven Correctional Institution that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a prison job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility previously?

If so, check out:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Info about family resources will be posted ASAP.


A section with the history of Craven Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Craven Correctional Institution inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other North Carolina State Prisons: North Carolina State Prisons

Craven Correctional Institution Links

The official website:

North Carolina Division of Prisons Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Craven Correctional Institution

Have you ever been incarcerated at Craven Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

If you have, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your prison experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you can include in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are a prisoner at Craven Correctional Institution, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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  1. Cheryl Cl**k says:

    I was scammed out of 35,000 dollars by Alton B*rbo*r 00185** who is in your prison. He has a long rap sheet, but he keeps getting let out of prison and scamming more and more women. I want to do whatever is possible to keep him in prison. He is not even there on my charges, but instead on charges from a woman he stole over 89k from. Believe me, he has stolen from many more women. If he is let out, he will just steal and scam more money from other women. I want to know what I can do to facilitate him staying in prison. I did press charges in Atlanta and they were filed. However, I know he is not there on my case. How can these charges be added or he be retired? Whatever it takes, I just don’t want the jerk out of prison. I will come and testify anytime. I am asking that I am notified of his status at all times. I would be willing to talk to anyone, the parole board, anyone to talk about the millions of dollars he has stolen from women. There has to be a justice system that keeps people like him locked up and away from innocent people like me. Not only that, I have grave concerns about my safety when he is released and have even considered moving because of it.

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