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The 828-bed Neuse Correctional Institution, a minimum-security prison in Goldsboro, received its first inmates August 27, 1994.
Neuse was built to replace Triangle Correctional Center in Raleigh as the eastern North Carolina processing center for adult male misdemeanants.
The original 500-bed, $10.6 million construction project was funded in July 1991 as part of a $103 million prison construction program authorized in July 1992. Lawmakers added another 100-bed dormitory as part of the $87.5 million prison construction program authorized in July 1993.
Neuse Correctional Institution serves as the point of entry into the prison system for adult male misdemeanant offenders from all counties. An amended mission is to process felons with sentences less than 24 months. The prison has been designed to provide 590 beds for inmates going through the diagnostic process.
Newly admitted inmates will be delivered to Neuse by the Division of Prisons bus system or local law enforcement. Then inmates will enter a receiving area to be searched, fingerprinted, photographed and logged into prison. Personal property will be collected, prison clothing issued and a bed assigned in the prison’s dormitories.
Newly admitted inmates go through medical, dental and mental health screenings. Then, over the next ten days, a 33-person diagnostic processing staff will interview each offender to prepare reports on their criminal history and social background, as well as administer psychological tests and identify special needs. Based on these findings, correction staff recommends assignment of inmates to prisons, jobs and programs. Neuse will also serve as the dental clinic for minimum custody male inmates from eastern North Carolina.
Approximately 198 beds are set aside for inmates who will be assigned work in support of the day-to-day operation of the prison.
The prison has a 40-bed single cell segregation building for housing misdemeanant safekeepers, misdemeanants with pending serious felony charges or inmates in disciplinary segregation.
Neuse Correctional Institution has a campus style layout consisting of ten buildings inside the perimeter fence. It has two large housing units, one housing 264 regular population and processing inmates, 66 processors, and 198 of which are regular population and are assigned to various work and program activities. The other large unit is a reception unit and houses 262 processing inmates. The last housing unit consists of four separate housing units with one housing 56 inmates and the other three housing 58 inmates, totaling 262 inmates. There is a 40-bed single cell segregation building for housing misdemeanant safe-keepers, misdemeanants with pending serious felony charges, or inmates in a disciplinary segregation status. The total population of Neuse is 828 inmates.
VISITATION is by appointment only and limited to two hours. Inmates at Neuse Correctional Institution for processing will not be permitted a visit for the first 14 days they are here. Calls for visitation should be made between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday for processing inmates and Wednesday and Thursday for regular population inmates (except for state holidays) by calling 919-581-1035.
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. for C/D Housing Units & Processing Inmates.
Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.
- 11 a.m. and 1p.m. – 3 p.m. for B Housing Unit & Regular Population Inmates.
Segregation Inmates may visit Monday through Friday by appointment only for one hour from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Visitors should call 919-731-2023 and ask for extension 1279 to make a visit.
Special Visits are
available during the week, subject to certain restrictions, by calling
919-731-2023, ext. 1271.
DIRECTIONS: From Raleigh, take U.S. 70 to Goldsboro and turn right onto O'Berry Center Road. Drive until it ends and take a left onto Old Smithfield Road which will take you to a stoplight. Take a right at the light and drive by the Cherry complex and across the railroad tracks. Neuse Correctional Institution will be on your right.
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