Columbus Correctional Center – North Carolina

Do you know someone incarcerated at Columbus Correctional Center?  Columbus Correctional Center is a correctional institution in the North Carolina state prison system, which is part of the North Carolina Division of Prisons.  This site gives you about everything related to Columbus Correctional Center,like:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visiting an inmate here.  The address and phone number at Columbus Correctional Center  Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Columbus Correctional Center.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Columbus Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1930s
Type: Male
State: North Carolina
County: Columbus
DOC: North Carolina Division of Prisons
Security Level: Medium
Warden Name: Nora Hunt

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Contact Information

Here you have the mailing address and street address for Columbus Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to an inmate at Columbus Correctional Center, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page if you are going to send something to someone in prison to make sure that you correctly address the package or letter, and use the appropriate procedure for sending a letter or package. If you do not use the appropriate steps, it could not get delivered.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Columbus Correctional Center
Box 8 
Brunswick NC, 28424

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Columbus Correctional Center
1255 Prison Camp Road 
Brunswick NC, 28424

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 910-642-3285
Fax Number: 910-642-8456

Map and Directions


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Use this address if you are visiting an inmate. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to go to visit an inmate.

Columbus Correctional Center
1255 Prison Camp Road 
Brunswick NC, 28424

Directions

From HWY 74/76 take U.S. 701 by-pass south towards Whiteville, travel approx. 3.2 miles and turn left onto N.C. 130 east. Travel 1.6 miles to Brunswick. In Brunswick, turn right on State Road 1170 (Poplar Street). Go 1.5 miles down Poplar Street and the prison is on the left.

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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t get to call your inmate, but, there are times when it might be useful to have the telephone number to Columbus Correctional Center.
910-642-3285

Inmates are able to call out using:

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

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to inmates, but there are times when it may be helpful to know the fax number to Columbus Correctional Center.

910-642-8456

Email Address

This is the primary email for Columbus Correctional Center. You won’t be able to reach inmates at this address. If you want to send an email to an inmate, read the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 698
Total Staff: 254

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner at Columbus Correctional Center you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the email is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that you have to follow when mailing mail to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then letter or package might not be received.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Columbus Correctional Center guards open and read and inspect all received general mail. Incoming general mail may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security and safety or monitor any problems confronting inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you need to address a letter to a prisoner at Columbus Correctional Center:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Columbus Correctional Center
Box 8 
Brunswick NC, 28424

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates an account for inmate money and for buying items not issued by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can deposit money to prisoner’s accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners money through the mail and have to send the moneyh to the following address and do so in accordance with the directions provided below:

The money have to be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’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 that are processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, in which the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will send back money orders that don’t have correct inmate info provided the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Cash and checks won’t be accepted so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are frequently changed to different prison facilities throughout the North Carolina prison system, so you may have to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to find an Columbus Correctional Center inmate.
Inmate Search

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

North Carolina Division of Prisons Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Columbus Correctional Center, you must be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Regular Population Inmate’s visitation including special visits is by appointment Sunday through Thursday, weekly. Appointments must be made at least three days in advance and no more than 14 days. The visitor must call, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or noon to 4:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment. Each inmate will be allowed only one visit per week. A maximum of three visitors (adults and children) will be permitted to visit an inmate per weekly visitation session.
Sunday Monday – Thursday
8:00am to 9:00am 8:30am to 10:30am
9:30am to 10:30am 12:00pm to 2:00pm
12:00pm to 1:00pm 2:30pm to 4:30pm
1:30pm to 2:30pm
3::00pm to 4:00pm
*Visitation on Sundays will be for one hour blocks and Monday – Thursday sessions are two hour blocks. Visitation will not occur on holidays
A valid photo identification card must be presented by anyone (16 yrs. or older) arriving at the institution to visit with an inmate. All visitors are required to conform to the standards of dress as described in the Visitation Rules listed in the “For Offender’s Families” section of this website.
Special Visits:
Extended Visits are available by appointment and with staff approval to those visitors who live over 500 miles from Columbus Correctional Institution, and may be scheduled no more than once every six (6) months. These visits are limited to immediate family.
Legal Visits:
Legal visits will be by appointment only Monday through Thursday. The legal visitor must call, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9 to 10:30 a.m. or noon to 4:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment. In addition, the legal visitor must provided a letterhead document 24 hours before the scheduled visit, indicating the name of the attorney/agency, the inmate requesting to visit, and the date of time of the visit.
Segregated Inmates / Non –Contact Visits:
Inmates who are in segregation or have been restricted to non contact visitation can visit Monday through Thursday also by appointment only. The visitor must call at least 48 hours in advance to schedule an appointment. Only two adults, or one adult and one child will be allowed to visit during a one hour visiting session. Schedule – is daily from 9 to 10 a.m., 1 to 2:00 p.m., and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each North Carolina state prison has its own policies for inmate visitation and they are changed regularly. The policies listed below may be changed by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also check Columbus Correctional Center’s official website to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will ensure all visitors sign the inmate visitors log upon entering the facility and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Photo ID of visitors is required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo ID is acceptable.

For all of the points shown below, read the official correctional facility site as this info is updated 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

Section about Columbus Correctional Center prison records coming.

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

Details about Columbus Correctional Center death row will be posted ASAP.

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

Parole

More information about North Carolina parole process 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.

Release

Information about release procedures will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about what life is like at Columbus Correctional Center to be added later.

  • 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.

News

Columbus Correctional Center news coming soon.

Photos

A Columbus Correctional Center photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Columbus Correctional Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Columbus Correctional Center.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a correctional facility? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, go to: Columbus Correctional Center Jobs

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Website

The official website: Columbus Correctional Center 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

Information about family resources available at Columbus Correctional Center to be added later.

History

A section with the history of Columbus Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Columbus Correctional Center inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

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

Links

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

Columbus Correctional Center Links

The official website: Columbus Correctional Center Website
Columbus Correctional Center Jobs

North Carolina Division of Prisons Links

North Carolina Division of Prisons Main Website
North Carolina Division of Prisons Prison Directory
North Carolina Division of Prisons Prison Map
North Carolina Division of Prisons Prison Jobs
North Carolina Division of Prisons Prison Inmate Search
North Carolina Division of Prisons Most Wanted

North Carolina Division of Prisons Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a North Carolina State Prison Inmate

Sending Mail to North Carolina State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to North Carolina State Prison Inmates
North Carolina State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Columbus Correctional Center

Have you ever spent any time in Columbus Correctional Center? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this prison?

If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to put in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are currently incarcerated at this prison, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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