Norton Correctional Facility

Norton Correctional Facility is a Kansas state prison for men located in Norton, Kansas. It features a main compound that houses medium and minimum-security inmates, and a satellite unit in Stockton for minimum-security inmates only. 

Capacity at the main compound is 707 adult male inmates, with 539 medium-security beds and 168 minimum-security beds. NCF’s satellite unit at Stockton has a capacity of 128 minimum-security beds.

Norton Correctional Facility opened in the buildings of the former Norton State Hospital in 1987. In 1988, NCF’s East Unit opened in the converted farm implement dealership building located in Stockton. 

NCF’s East Unit at Stockton was closed in April 2009 due to budget reductions. Operations resumed at the Stockton site in September 2010 to aid in relieving overcrowding within the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC).

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Regular visiting hours at Norton Correctional Facility are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.on Saturdays and Sundays; and Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Visitors are not processed in for a visit after 2:00 p.m.

General Visiting Guidelines

Before you are allowed to visit, you must be on the offender’s approved visiting list. Application forms are sent to potential visitors by the offender. The application must be filled out completely and accurately and returned by mail to the facility’s visiting clerk along with any necessary supporting documents. 

The approval process can take up to five weeks. Applications for minor visitors must be accompanied by an original birth certificate. Birth certificates will be returned to the applicant once they have been verified. 

Applications from individuals who are not U.S. citizens must be accompanied by a photocopy of the individuals passport, visa, resident alien card, permanent resident card, or employment authorization card. 

When you arrive for your visit, you must present a photo ID. You will check-in at the Control Center (Dispatch at the East Unit) and sign the visiting register. Once you sign in to your visit, you are not allowed to leave and return. All visitors are subject to search.

All visitors must lock their property in their car or in the gatehouse lockers. This includes cell phones, purses, wallets, keys, and books. 

The only items visitors may bring into the visiting area are:

  • Money for vending machines and food (maximum amount of $30.00)
  • Photo identification
  • Issued Gatehouse locker key
  • Infant carrier
  • One Diaper bag containing:
  • three diapers, (cloth or disposable) and reasonable amounts of extra baby clothing
    • two infant bottles (with milk or juice) and/or 2 training cups (with lids)
    • one baby or toddler cereal bowl (with baby food and utensils)
    • one infant blanket
    • two infant toys/rattles
    • one tube of diaper rash ointment or baby lotion
    • one wet wipes dispenser

Dress Code

Coats, jackets, hats, and other seasonal outerwear must be hung on hangers provided in the visiting area. Specific types of clothing are not considered appropriate for prison visitation and include, but are not limited to:

  • See-through blouses, shirts, or skirts
  • Tank tops and/or Halter tops
  • Dresses/blouses with revealing, low-cut necklines
  • Braless attire
  • Dresses or skirts split at front, back, or sides
  • Bare feet
  • Shorts, bermuda shorts, or cut-offs (children under 10 years of age may wear appropriate shorts during summer months)

NCF reserves the right to deny access to visitors considered by the shift supervisor to be inappropriately attired.

Physical Address

Norton Correctional Facility
11130 Road E4
Norton, KS 67654

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General Phone Number

​(785) 877-3389

NCF-East Unit
(785) 425-6745

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Norton Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 546
Norton, KS 67654-0546

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Norton Correctional Facility-East Unit
P.O. Box 527
Stockton, KS 67669

The Kansas Department of Corrections will not accept any item mailed into a correctional facility other than letters or photographs. Inmates may purchase postage only through their facility’s canteen. The Department does not allow an inmate to receive stamps. 

Remember to include the inmate’s KDOC registration number with the inmate’s full name in the address of the correspondence or the mail will not be delivered. The envelope also must contain the sender’s name and address as well or the letter will not be delivered.

The Kansas Department of Corrections also allows inbound and outbound electronic messaging with inmates from family and friends who have established an account at

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Norton Correctional Facility, but they do have access to a phone during assigned times, and inmates are allowed to make monitored outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Kansas, please click here.

How to Send Money

There are two options for placing funds into an inmate's account at Norton Correctional Facility.

  • JPay: To use this method online or by phone, you must establish a JPay account. Please visit or call (800) 574-5729 for information on how to open and manage your account.

You may also send a money order with a deposit coupon without establishing an account. Please visit JPay to print a deposit coupon and follow JPay's instructions. Additional methods are available using MoneyGram with receive code 6577 or by downloading JPay’s free mobile app to your iPhone or Android device.

  • Access Secure Deposits: To use this method, online or by phone, you must establish an Access account. Please visit or call (866) 345-1884 for information on how to open and manage your account. Access Secure Deposits takes MasterCard and Visa debit and credit cards.
  • Walk-in (service fees apply): Visit or call (844) 340-2274 to enroll. Walk-in sites accept cash only. Visit CashPayToday to locate a Dollar General, Family Dollar, or other location near you that accepts walk-in payments.
  • You may also send a money order with a deposit coupon without establishing an account. Please visit Access Secure Deposits to print a deposit coupon and follow Access’s instructions.

​Programs For ​Inmates

NCF currently has Vocational Education programs including Building Maintenance, Carpentry, and Medium Vocations [manufacturing skills], available. Staff from Colby Community College and through Greenbush offer Academic Education classes to inmates that include reading, writing, science, and math. Learned skills are applied to testing for their GED.

Inmates also gain employment skills and a strong work ethic through participation in community service work, and NCF's prison-based and non-prison based private industries programs including Wilkens at Stockton, KS.

NCF also offers inmate programs which include physical and Behavioral Health services, and inmate self-help programs such as Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous. 

RADAC is also a program offered at NCF for minimum and medium custody offenders. RADAC is a Substance Abuse Program. This 39-session Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse is a curriculum designed for individuals who are moderate to high need in the area of substance abuse.   

This class relies on a cognitive-behavioral approach to teach participants strategies for avoiding substance abuse.  There are six modules that consist of Motivational Engagement, Cognitive Restructuring, Emotional Regulation, Social Skills, Program Solving, and Relapse Prevention.

NCF's Behavioral Health Department provides individual and group therapy for inmates including therapy groups covering such areas as anger management, dialectical behavior therapy, Fundamental Lessons in Psychology, lifestyle change, relationships, and a parenting group.

In addition, NCF partners with a community organization through the Second Chance Homeless Pet Society to provide basic dog obedience training and grooming for dogs that are placed up for adoption upon completion of the program.

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