Craven Correctional Institution
Administrator: Larry Dail
Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmates may receive letters and photos (no polaroids are allowed do not send nude or sexually suggestive photos). When sending correspondence be sure to include the inmates name and ID number as the mailing address above shows. Be sure you do not mark the envelope or letter in any way. Lipstick, perfume, crayon art, stickers, drawings or markings of any kind will result in the correspondence being returned. DO NOT SEND STAMPS OR BLANK PAPER. Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from the following: (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).
Family and friends may send money to an inmate by United States Postal Money Order. The money order must be made payable to the inmates full committed name and identification number. Send completed legible money order to the inmate directly at the mailing address provided above.
Click here to read the handbook for friends and family members of inmates.
The North Carolina department of correction encourages friends and family members of inmates who demonstrate a positive influence to communicate and visit with an inmate. This can help the inmate in the rehabilitation process, and eventually with his or her reintegration back into society.
To visit an inmate you must fill out an application form. Inmates must mail this form to you and can have a maximum of 18 applications. An application must be completed for each adult and minor. Completed applications must be sent to the inmate at the institution they reside. Inmates cannot just fill out an application for a person as it requires the applicants signature and sworn statements. Incomplete applications will be REJECTED.
Applicants over the age of 16 must attach a copy of his or her drivers license to the application. Driver License ID and State
issued ID’s must be issued by any State Division of Motor Vehicles. Anyone under the age of 16 must have a copy of their birth certificate attached to the application.
It is the inmate’s responsibility to notify the visitor of their application status.
It is the visitor’s responsibility to update their application information. (i.e. address, phone numbers, etc.) Incorrect application information could lead to an approved visitor becoming disapproved.
Upon reaching the age of 16, a minor must update their visitor application to include a copy of a photo ID.
Visiting Hours are as follows:
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sundays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Regular visitation appointments can be made by telephone between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on a first come first serve basis Monday through Friday (except state holidays) by calling (252) 244-2471.
To read the North Carolina inmate visiting rules click here.
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