Pasquotank Correctional Institution

Correctional Institution

527 Commerce Drive
Elizabeth City NC 27906
Fax: 252-331-4866


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Pasquotank Correctional Institution is a high security prison for adult males. Pasquotank was dedicated March 27, 1996.
It is comprised of a 712 bed close custody building and a 256 bed minimum custody unit.

The $33.7 million construction project was funded in July, 1991 as part of a $103 million prison construction program. Adjacent to the institution is a 256-bed minimum security prison funded in the $87.5 million prison construction program approved by the General Assembly in July 1993. The prison employs 457 staff and has an annual operating budget of $30 million.

Pasquotank Correctional Institution was built using the same design as Foothills and Marion Correctional Institutions in western North Carolina.

Pasquotank houses close, and minimum custody adult felon males. It has a maximum capacity of 968.

Inmates are sent to Pasquotank based on classification reassignment, demotions in custody, administrative transfer from other close security prisons, segregation housing needs and mental health program needs.

The prison is comprised of four buildings which, in addition to inmate housing, will include a visiting area, recreation area, dining hall, warehouse, vocational and academic classrooms, programs, medical and mental health offices and administrative offices.

Inmates work in kitchen, janitorial and maintenance duties in the prison. Minimum security inmates work in community work squads, Department of Transportation squads and for Pasquotank County recycling. There is also an education program that prepares inmates for the GED test, as well as vocational programs.

A perimeter security fence with a built-in electronic intrusion detection system alerts armed correction officers at the prison gatehouse and in roving patrols to escape attempts.

Visitation schedule is as follows:


12:30 am – 1:30 pm – Unit II, III, and IV
(Inmates whose last initial A-L)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Unit V (Minimum Custody)
(Inmates whose last initial A-M)


12:30 am – 1:30 pm – Unit II, III, and IV
(Inmates whose last initial M – Z)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Unit V (Minimum Custody)
(Inmates whose last initial N-Z)

Each inmate will visit no longer than 2 hours.

Inmates assigned to Unit I (Segregation) will visit (Non-Contact) by Appt. only from Monday – Friday – 9:00 am – 11:00am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Appointments may be made by contacting the Unit I Manger between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

Inmate may have up to 3 adult visitors and this will be a non-contact visit.

All visitors must be on the inmates approved visitors list.

Visitation of Close Custody Inmates: Effective October 26, 2009 family members may call to schedule a visitation appointment from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and again from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday.
DIRECTIONS: Take U.S. 64 to Williamston and then U.S. 17 to Elizabeth City. Take U.S. 17/158 north for about 6 miles. The prison is on your left.