Warren Correctional Institution

Mailing Address: Box 728, Norlina, NC 27563
Street Address: 379 Collins Road, Manson, NC 27553
Phone: 252-456-3400 
County: Warren
Offender capacity: 809
Facility type: Male - Medium and Minimum Custodies

Warren Correctional Institution is a mixed custody facility that houses minimum, PCON, medium, and close custody offenders.  The current capacity of Warren CI is 809 male offenders and the majority of offenders are housed in medium custody.  Warren Correctional Institution participates in the Correctional Enterprise program, under which offenders gain marketable job skills marketable job skills and self-confidence participating in the manufacturing of soap and cleaning products for sale in the community.

Offenders at Warren Correctional Institution may participate in vocational training and educational courses to earn a GED. They may also participate in the At Both Ends of the Leash (ABEL) program, which provides an opportunity for offenders to train service animals tailored for individuals with medical diagnoses or physical disabilities.

Warden Hawkins

Shanticia Hawkins

Warden shanticia.hawkins@dac.nc.gov

Programs and Activities

Correction Enterprises

  • Janitorial Products Plant


  • Adult Basic Education / GED
  • Business Administration
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Commercial Driver License Prep
  • Computer Basics / Keyboarding
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Hospitality Industry Skills
  • Plumbing

Work programs

  • Laundry
  • Food services
  • Janitorial services
  • Barbers
  • Clerks
  • Canteen operators

Religious activities

  • Group studies
  • Worship services
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Warren Correctional Institution is a multi-custody prison housing male offenders in close, medium and minimum custody. The largest inmate population consists of medium custody offenders. The opening of Warren Correctional Institution in 1997 permitted the consolidation of five smaller prisons in surrounding counties. On August 18, 1997, the prison received its first medium custody inmates. The 168 single-cell building opened May 18, 1998. In August of 1999 the two modular dormitories opened, housing approximately 88 minimum custody offenders. Another 168 single-cell building was completed in August of 2004.

The janitorial products plant for Correction Enterprises, which produces soap and industrial cleaning products, was relocated to Warren from Harnett Correctional Institution. The plant was constructed by offenders participating in the Inmate Construction Program, working under the supervision of engineers from the Central Engineering section.