700 Northwest Blvd,
Hwy 421N Clinton NC 28328
Sampson Correctional Institution, near Clinton on U.S. 421 North, is a medium/minimum security prison for adult males.
Sampson was one of 51 county prisons for which the state assumed responsibility with the passage of the Conner bill in 1931 and was one of 61 field unit prisons renovated or built during the late 1930’s to house inmates who worked building roads.
Minimum custody inmates are housed in the older dormitories of the original prison compound and medium custody inmates are in the new dormitories in a more secure compound with towers and roving patrols manned by armed correction officers.
Lawmakers provided for a 104 bed dormitory as part of the $17.4 million prison construction program authorized in 1988. As part of the $55 million prison construction program in 1989, lawmakers provided for dormitories to house 208 inmates.
Construction was completed on two new dormitories, a multipurpose building, dining hall and chapel/recreation building in 1990. Another dormitory opened in 1991.
With the old dormitory rated to hold 44 inmates, the new construction provided the prison capacity to house 464 inmates. The prison had another 10 single cells for placing inmates in administrative or disciplinary segregation.
Inmates at Sampson work in the largest of seven Correction Enterprise laundries. Eighteen correction employees supervise 125 inmates who work at the laundry. Inmates may also be assigned to work on a Department of Transportation road crew or as maintenance or kitchen help at the prison. the minimum custody inmates work for the N.C. Justice Academy, Transportation, Forestry Service, National Guard, Agriculture Research Station and local government.
Sampson Community College works with the prison to provide vocational classes in horticulture and air conditioning and refrigeration. Classes are also offered to help inmates prepare for GED tests.
Visitation is currently being held on weekends. Effective October 1, 2004 our schedule will be as follows:
Inmates visit by FIRST LETTER OF LAST NAME
H – M Saturday Morning 9 – 11:30 a.m.
A – G Saturday Afternoon 1 – 3:30 p.m.
N – Z Sunday Afternoon 1 – 3:20 p.m.
The visitation schedule rotates every 90 days.
Be advised that rotation of the schedule will occur on the following dates:
From Raleigh, Take I-40 East to U.S. 701 South and travel towards Clinton. Make right on the U.S. 701 Bypass South around Clinton and exit onto North Boulevard (Dunn Exit). Make a right on North Boulevard and the minimum security facility is on your left. Immediately after you pass the minimum security you will come to a stop light. Make left at stop light onto U.S. 421 South. medium facility is approximately ¼ mile on the left.
From Fayetteville- leave as it is on the website.. no adjustments needed.