Newport, NC Carteret Correctional Center View
Carteret Correctional Center, near Newport, is a minimum security prison for adult males. Carteret was established in 1938 with portable housing units for sleeping quarters. The prison's original dormitory was built in 1948. While the prisons operated under the State Highway and Public Works Commission from the 1930's to the 1950's, Carteret served as a medium security prison. Inmates worked part of the prison's 88.12 acres as a farm and raised hogs to provide food until 1961. Inmates are still housed in a building containing two dormitories that was part of the original prison. An administration building was constructed in 1966. A modular dormitory erected in 1977 was expected to last 5-10 years. It remained in operation until 1997. In 1987, lawmakers provided two 50-bed dormitories and a multipurpose building as part of a $28.5 million Emergency Prison Facilities Development program. Two more 50-bed dormitories were provided as part of a $87.5 million prison construction program authorized in 1993. Carteret Community College works with the prison to provide vocational classes in horticulture and for the developmentally disabled. Classes for adult education and preparation for the GED are also offered. Inmates work in a number of jobs. They may be assigned to the community work program, Department of Transportation road crews, or work under contract for local government agencies. Inmates may also be assigned for maintenance or kitchen duties. Inmates nearing parole may participate in work release, leaving the prison for the part of the day to work for a business in the community. Inmates may participate in study release or substance abuse treatment programs or the Horticulture Program.
Carteret Correctional Center Contact Details
Mailing to Carteret Correctional Center Inmates and Staff
Inmate Visiting Days and Hours
|Day of Week||Hours|
– 11:00 AM
– 4:00 PM