WINTON, NC Rivers CI View

Rivers Correctional Institution is a privately owned prison in unincorporated Hertford County, North Carolina, operated by GEO Group under contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons since its construction in 2001.[1] The prison, on 257 acres (104 ha) of land, was specially built to house prisoners from the District of Columbia. It is about 1 mile (1.6 km) from the town of Winton and about 200 miles (320 km) from Washington, DC.[2] The first inmates were transferred from the Lorton Reformatory of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections, which closed in 2001. Under the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, offenders of the District of Columbia at Rivers and elsewhere serve time in FBOP custody; they committed no federal crime but instead had committed DC crimes. Most prisoners stay around two years and had been sent to Rivers because they violated parole conditions and/or committed drug offenses. As of 2007 DC inmates made up about 66% of the about 1,400 prisoners.[2] In 2009 the prison housed about 800-900 prisoners sentenced under DC law. In addition the prison also houses non-U.S. citizens who were convicted of violating federal law. As of 2009 the prison had about 400-500 foreign prisoners,[3] and in 2007 about 200 of the prisoners were nationals of Mexico.

Rivers CI Contact Details

Address: 145 PARKER`S FISHERY RD, Hertford, NC
Zip: 27986
Phone 1: 252-358-5200
Type: Federal Prison