Tyrrell Prison Work Farm

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 840, Columbia, NC 27925
Street Address: Snell Road, Columbia, NC 27925
Phone: 252-796-1085
County: Tyrrell
Offender capacity: 620
Facility type: Male - Minimum Custody

Accredited by American Correctional Association

Tyrrell Prison Work Farm is a minimum-security prison for adult males located on 200 acres of land near Columbia.

The modern and unique architecture of this facility differs markedly from traditional prison structures and was designed to be built and maintained at less cost. The physical plant consists of an administration building, central complex buildings comprised of food service, staff offices, visiting area, clothes house and central control office, and produce warehouse. The dormitory is 60,000 square feet which contains 10 offender housing areas, 10 day rooms, two canteens, 10 shower and lavatory areas, medical and programs departments, barber shop, library, classroom, chaplain's office and two control rooms.

Lucketchia Boston

Warden Lucketchia.Boston@dac.nc.gov

Programs and Activities

Educational & Rehabilitative

  • HiSET High School Equivalency
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Getting it Right
  • Anger Management
  • Reaching Out from Within

Religious activities

  • Group studies
  • Worship services

Work programs

  • Food services
  • Janitorial services
  • Barbers
  • Clerks
  • Canteen operators
  • Laundry / Clothes house
  • Work Release
  • Local / State govt. work crews
Tab/Accordion Items

Tyrrell Prison Work Farm is a minimum-security prison for adult males located on 200 acres of land near Columbia.

The $9 million facility was the second prison work farm constructed in North Carolina. The first was the Dan River Prison Work Farm in Yanceyville. Both facilities, built by prison work crews, are designed to emphasize offender work.

The modern and unique architecture of this facility differs markedly from traditional prison structures and was designed to be built and maintained at less cost. The physical plant consists of an administration building, central complex buildings comprised of food service, staff offices, visiting area, clothes house and central control office, and produce warehouse. The dormitory is 60,000 square feet which contains 10 offender housing areas, 10 day rooms, two canteens, 10 shower and lavatory areas, medical and programs departments, barber shop, library, classroom, chaplain's office and two control rooms.