Johnston Correctional Institution

Johnston Correctional Institution, near Smithfield, is an adult male minimum security prison in dormitory-style housing. Johnston Community College works with the prison to provide vocational classes in masonry, horticulture, electrical wiring and food service technology. JCC also provides academic classes in Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency Diploma (ABE/GED). HSE testing is available. Human Resource Development and college correspondence courses are also available. Offenders may also take part in self-help programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Substance abuse treatment is provided through the NCDPS alcohol and chemical dependency programs (ACDP) and other substance abuse programs including “Big Book Study” and “Twelve-Step Program.” Cognitive behavior programs include “Thinking for a Change.” Offenders may also perticiapte in the Men's Service Club and various religious services. Johnston Correctional Center was established in 1938 when the State Highway Department operated the prison system. In 1966, Johnston Correctional Center converted to a Youth Center for minimum security males under the age of 21. In 1979, Johnston Correctional Center became a medium security prison for adult males. Offenders work in the prison as maintenance workers, food services workers, janitors, canteen operators, clothes house operators, barbers, library clerks, teacher's aides, and chaplain clerk. Offenders provide the labor force for Correction Enterprises' Chase Laundry in Goldsboro and various inmate construction programs..

Johnston Correctional Institution Contact Details

Address: 2465 US 70 West, Johnston, NC
City: Smithfield
Zip: 27577
Phone 1: 919-934-8386
Type: State Prison

Mailing to Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Tuesday 8:30am-10:30am,1:30pm-3:30pm
Wednesday 8:30 AM
– 10:30 AM
1:30 PM
– 3:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM
– 10:30 AM
1:30 PM
– 3:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM
– 10:30 AM
1:30 PM
– 3:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM
– 10:00 AM
11:30 AM
– 1:00 PM
2:00 PM
– 3:30 PM