Maury Correctional Institution

Maury Correctional Institution is a close-custody prison for male inmates that is located near Hookerton, North Carolina. It is managed by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and can house approximately 1,504 inmates.

Opened in April, 2006, Maury became the fourth of six 1,000-bed facilities in the state of North Carolina. A 504-bed, medium-custody unit was added after the initial prison opened. 

The prison employs correctional officers, food service programs, medical/mental health, maintenance, and administrative staff.

The facility is operated under the unit management system and is separated into six separate units. The Green Unit houses offenders assigned to a 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. The 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. 

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Visiting Hours and Rules


To prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), prison visitation was suspended as of Monday, March 16, 2020. Visitation will resume when conditions are deemed safe.

Regular Visiting Hours

Visitation is by appointment only, for one hour in a non-contact visitation area. There is a limit of three approved visitors per session.

Visitation sessions are Tuesdays – Saturdays, from 9 – 11 a.m. and 2 – 4 p.m. Offenders who have visitation privileges and are housed on the Segregation Unit may receive visitors Tuesdays – Fridays, from 9 – 10 a.m. or 2 – 3 p.m..

Visits are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be scheduled at least 24 hours before the requested visit. To schedule visits, call the Visitation Officer at 252-747-1445 Mondays through Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Special visits: Security Threat offenders who have visitation privileges may have one hour non-contact visits in the Segregation Visitation area. 

Other visits: Attorney and media visits will be handled by Support Services Captain with consultation/approval from the Facility Administrator. The attorney/media representative will fax a letter on their letterhead stating the offender that he/she wishes to visit, the requested date and time of the visit, and a copy of their credentials (driver license, professional license, etc.) to 252-747-1687 or 252-747-5807. Once approved, the attorney/media representative will be contacted. Those special visits will be approved for a maximum of two hours and will be held in the visitation area Monday through Friday.

All attorneys, clergy, etc., are required to call the facility at least 24 hours prior to a requested visit. To request an appointment, call 252-826-5621, ext. 601. Visits will only be granted between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Visiting Application

You must complete an application and have it approved before visiting your inmate. The inmate is required to send you a blank application for each adult and minor who wishes to visit. After you complete your application, you must return it to the Maury Correctional Institution.

Click here for more detailed information about visiting an inmate at Maury Correctional Institution.

Dress Code

You must follow the visitors dress code or you will not be allowed to visit with your inmate. All visitors are required to wear shirts and closed-toed shoes (no flip-flops or stilettos).

  • Halter tops, bare midriffs, strapless tops, tube tops, bodysuits, underwear-type T-shirts, tank tops, or sleeveless shirts or dresses that are inappropriately revealing (a sleeveless shirt or dress is considered inappropriately revealing when the female breast or lingerie can be seen), fishnet shirts, or any type of shirt or pants made with see-through fabric are NOT allowed to be worn by any visitor (male or female).
  • Visitors may wear Bermuda-length shorts provided they are not more than three inches above the kneecap.
  • Females may wear dresses or skirts, but they may not be more than three inches above the kneecap. Slits in skirts and dresses may not be more than three inches above the kneecap. Dresses and skirts for pre-teens may be shorter than three inches above the kneecap.
  • Any shirt or other articles of clothing with a picture or language that may be considered profane or offensive by current public standards or Adult Correction standards, or considered STG (gang) related will not be allowed.
  • Wave caps, doo rags, and bandanas are not allowed.
  • Slacks and pants are to be worn at or above the waist.
  • Spandex clothing is prohibited.

All visitors must successfully satisfy the metal detection, and pat and frisk procedures. Proper identification for adults and children must be provided. All identification cards must be current. 

Foods, drinks, bags, purses, and coin purses are not allowed to enter the facility. Visitors may bring in small denomination bills and change to purchase food and drink from the vending machines.  

Physical Address

Maury Correctional Institution
2568 Moore Rouse Road
Hookerton, NC 28538

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, OPUS Number
Maury Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 506
Maury, NC 28554

Family and friends are encouraged to write to their incarcerated loved ones. For security reasons, all incoming mail is checked to see if it contains any illegal or unauthorized items.

Address all inmate mail so that the full name and OPUS number of the inmate appears on the envelope. For information about sending packages to an inmate, click here.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Maury Correctional Institution, but the inmates usually have access to phones during daytime hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in North Carolina, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can send money to your inmate at Maury CI through JPay and MoneyGram. All North Carolina state prisons require that you be on the inmate’s approved visitor list to send funds.

The quickest way to send money with your credit or debit card is going online and using Or, download the JPay mobile app from the Apple App Store (for iPhones) or Google Play (for Android phones).

You can also send money by phone using your credit or debit card. Call (800) 574-5729 to speak with a live JPay call center agent 24/7.

Money Orders
Money orders must be made payable to JPay and sent with a deposit slip to: 
P.O. Box 173070
Hialeah, FL 33017

Money order deposit slip available in English here.
Hoja de Depósito para Giros Bancarios disponible en Español aquí.

To make a cash deposit, visit any MoneyGram agent location (including all Walmarts and CVS Pharmacies), and use code 1224. Visit to get a list of nearby MoneyGram locations.

Programs For Inmates

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. Inmates can also participate in educational classes to earn a GED and obtain an adult basic education.

Prison Life Programs

Includes prison orientation, counseling and treatment, religious programs, the Napoleon Hill Project, Sex Offender Accountability and Responsibility (SOAR), Domestic Violence Education Program (DVEP), STOP and Change Direction Domestic Violence Education and Treatment Program, and parenting programs.

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Careers at Maury Correctional Institution

If you are interested in a career with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and would like to work at the Maury Correctional Institution, you can find out more information by clicking here.