Hoke Correctional Institution – North Carolina

Know someone in prison at Hoke Correctional Institution? Hoke Correctional Institution is a state prison in the North Carolina state prison system. This guide tells you info about anything you might want to know about Hoke Correctional Institution such as the following: How to locate an inmate. Visitation information. The prison’s address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Hoke Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1954
Type: Male
State: North Carolina
County: Hoke
DOC: North Carolina Division of Prisons
Security Level: Minimum
Warden Name: Lynn C. Summers Jr.

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Contact Information

Here is the mailing address and street address for Hoke Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate at Hoke Correctional Institution, and be sure to use the street address if you need to know the actual location of Hoke Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to mail a package or letter to someone in prison so that you correctly address the item, and follow the correct procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you do not follow the correct directions, the letter or package could not get to the inmate.

Hoke Correctional Institution
243 Old Hwy 211
Raeford NC, 28376

Street Address / Prison location


Hoke Correctional Institution
243 Old Hwy 211
Raeford NC, 28376

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 Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings on this page before you visit someone in prison at Hoke Correctional Institution.

Hoke Correctional Institution
243 Old Hwy 211
Raeford NC, 28376


From Raleigh – Take U.S. Hwy 1 South to Southern Pines/Aberdeen. From Aberdeen take Hwy 15-501 approximately 0.8 of a mile. Turn left onto hwy 211 East. Travel approximately 9 miles to McCain N.C. The prison is on the left off Hwy 211.
From Fayetteville – Take U.S. Hwy 401 South to Raeford. From Raeford take Hwy 211 west. Travel approximately 10 miles. The prison is on the right off Hwy 211.
From Rockingham – Take U.S. 1 to Aberdeen, N.C. From Aberdeen take Hwy 15-501 approximately 0.8 of a mile and turn left onto Hwy 211 East. Travel approximately 9 miles and the prison is on the left off hwy 211.

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Phone Number

Hoke Correctional Institution prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call prisoners, but, there are some times when it may be necessary to have the phone number to Hoke Correctional Institution.

Hoke Correctional Institution 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 can’t fax prisoners, but there might be times when it might be useful to know the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for Hoke Correctional Institution. You won’t be able to contact prisoners using this address. If you need to email an inmate, check out the Inmate Email heading below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 538
Total Staff: 246

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate at Hoke Correctional Institution you must follow an exact procedure to make sure that the letter is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates can’t access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you have to follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you do not then the mail might not make it there.

Before you send a package or letter, be sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Hoke Correctional Institution staff open and read and inspect all incoming general postal correspondence. Received general packages and mail may be read as frequently as necessary to maintain security and safety or monitor any problems confronting inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the format for how you should address mail to an inmate at Hoke Correctional Institution:

Hoke Correctional Institution
243 Old Hwy 211
Raeford NC, 28376

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary which was started to provide a bank-like account for inmate monies and for buying items not issued regularly by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may add funds to these accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners money through the mail and have to send the moneyh to this address and follow the steps listed below:

The deposit have to be a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold, and during this period the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have appropriate prisoner information provided the envelope has an adequate return address. Checks and cash will not be accepted so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are often moved to various prison facilities in the state, so sometimes you may have to look up the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to look up an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

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

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Hoke Correctional Institution, make sure you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Hoke Correctional Institution is a visitation by appointment facility. Visitors may schedule appointments by calling ext. 431 or 344, Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments must be made at least two (2) days in advance and not more that two weeks in advance.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every correctional facility in North Carolina has its own procedures for prisoner visitation and these rules are changed often. The rules listed here could be changed since this was written, so be sure to also check Hoke Correctional Institution’s official website to find the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer ensures each visitor signs the inmate visitors log when they enter the facility and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Photo ID of visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo ID is OK.

For all of the points listed below, check the main prison facility website as this information changes often:

  • 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

Details about Hoke Correctional Institution prison records to be added later.

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

More information about Hoke Correctional Institution death row to be added later.

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


Details about North Carolina parole will be posted ASAP.

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.


Section about release procedures coming soon.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Section about prison life will be posted ASAP.

  • 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.


Hoke Correctional Institution news coming soon.


A photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Hoke 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 job at a prison? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in the past?

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:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have 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

Section about Hoke Correctional Institution inmate family resources to be added later.


Hoke Correctional Institution history will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Hoke 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

Hoke Correctional Institution Links

The official website:

North Carolina Division of Prisons Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Hoke Correctional Institution

Have you ever been incarcerated in Hoke Correctional Institution? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at this correctional facility?

If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your prison experience so others can find out what to expect.

What to write in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Activities and programs

If you are an inmate at this facility, post your address if you want to receive letters from people.

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