Maury Correctional Institution

Address: 2568 Moore Rouse Road, Hookerton, NC 28538
Phone: 252-653-5501 
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 506, Maury, NC 28554
County: Greene
Offender capacity: 1,504
Facility type: Male - close and medium custody

Maury Correctional Institution houses adult male offenders in close and medium custody.  It provides specialized housing units for a variety of offender populations including residential mental health, outpatient mental health, military veterans, chronic medical, restrictive housing, and a therapeutic diversion unit. It offers a variety of educational opportunities for offenders.

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Stephen Waddell


Programs and Activities

Special Populations

  • Residential mental health
  • Outpatient mental health
  • Veterans dorm
  • Chronic medical unit
  • Restrictive housing
  • Therapeutic Diversion Unit
  • Maximum control


  • Adult Basic Education / GED
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Commercial Drivers License prep
  • Computer applications
  • English as a second language
  • UNC correspondence courses

Work programs

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

Religious activities

  • Group studies
  • Worship services
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Maury Correctional Institution is a close and medium security prison for adult males near Hookerton. Opened in April 2006, Maury became the fourth of six 1,000-bed facilities. A 504-bed medium-custody unit was added after the initial prison opened. 

The facility is operated under the unit management system and is separated into six separate units. The Green Unit houses offenders assigned to residential mental health program, outpatient mental health regular population, and Veteran's dorm regular population. Blue Unit houses both regular population and offenders with chronic medical problems. Red Unit houses offenders in restrictive housing, as well as regular population. Gray Unit houses offenders in a Therapeutic Diversion Unit (TDU) and maximum control environment. 

All regular population offenders are afforded the opportunity to participate in various work assignments and programs to assist them with future reintegration back into the community.