Columbus Correctional Institution
Address: 1255 Prison Camp Road
Whiteville, NC 28472
Visitation Direct Line: 910-640-1879
Offender capacity: 698
Facility type: Male - Medium Custody
Columbus Correctional Institution is a medium custody prison for males and is home to Correction Enterprises Whiteville Sewing Plant.
Southeastern Community College provides vocational programming in commercial cleaning, computer applications and masonry. Classes in Adult Basic Education/GED are also provided. Offenders may take a course on substance abuse.
Offenders work in a number of jobs including maintenance, food service, housekeeping, groundskeeping or doing laundry.
Programs and Activities
- Commercial Sewing
- Adult Basic Education / GED
- Commercial/residential maintenance
- Computer Applications
- Focus on Freedom
- Food services
- Janitorial services
- Canteen operators
- Laundry/clothes house
- Group studies
- Worship services
Southeastern Community College works with the prison to provide vocational programming in Commercial Cleaning. Classes for adult education and preparation for the GED are available. Offenders may take a course on substance abuse.
Offenders work in a number of jobs. They may work on maintenance, food service, housekeeping, groundskeeping or doing laundry. Correction Enterprises has a sewing/tailoring plant that provides additional job training.
The prison's original dormitory, built in the late 1930s, is still in use. In the 1970's, offenders under the supervision of correction engineers built a recreation building and a 28-cell unit to house offenders placed in administrative or disciplinary segregation.
The General Assembly provided dormitories with 312 beds as part of a $75 million prison construction program in 1990. Another 208-bed dormitory was provided as part of a $62.1 million prison construction program in April 1994.