Craven Correctional Institution

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 839, Vanceboro, NC 28586
Street Address: 600 Alligator Road, Vanceboro, NC 28586
Phone: 252-244-3337
County: Craven
Offender capacity: 850
Facility type: Male -Medium Custody
Year Opened: 1996

Craven Correctional Institution is one of the state's largest prison processing centers. Convicted felons from North Carolina jails enter the system by first going through processing at the medium security prison.

During the three-to-four week period that they are at Craven, new admissions are tested, evaluated, and interviewed to determine assignments to prisons, jobs, and programs. More than 400 inmates process through Craven Correctional Institution each month.

David Millis


Programs and Activities


  • Adult Basic Education / GED
  • Food Service Technology

Work programs

  • Food services
  • Janitorial services
  • Canteen operators
  • Laundry/clothes house

Religious activities

  • Group studies
  • Worship services