Scotland Correctional Institution

Scotland Correctional Institution is a high-security prison for male inmates that is located in Laurinburg, North Carolina. The facility can house approximately 1,756 inmates and is managed by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

SCI opened in September 2003 as a 1,000-bed close custody facility. A 504-bed medium security addition opened in March 2011, and a 252-bed minimum security unit opened in July 2011.

The prison has 128 MCON cells and 192 segregation cells.

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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 and can be made two weeks in advance but no less than 48 hours in advance. Appointment calls are accepted Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No appointment calls will be accepted on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Offenders are allowed one visit per week. No visits are scheduled on holidays. Special visits must be approved by the Warden or Assistant Warden. Call 910-844-3078 and ask for the visiting room to schedule an appointment.

Close Custody visits are Wednesday through Saturday only: 

Wednesday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or noon to 1:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Non-Contact visits for Restricted Offenders (Modified Housing, Restricted Housing, SRG, etc.) are Monday and Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or noon to 1:00 p.m. 

Medium Custody visits are Wednesday through Saturday only:

Wednesday-Thursday: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Minimum Custody visits are Saturday and Sunday only from  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or  2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Visiting Application

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

Inmates are allowed no more than one visiting session per week for a maximum of two hours. The maximum number of visitors per visiting session can’t exceed three approved visitors.

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

Dress Code

All visitors must follow the dress code or they will be denied entrance into the facility. Before you are allowed to visit, you must pass through a metal detector search.

  • 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.
  • Visitors must wear closed-toed shoes (no flip-flops or stilettos permitted).
  • Shirts and shoes are mandatory.

Physical Address

Scotland Correctional Institution
22385 McGirts Bridge Road
Laurinburg, NC 28353

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, OPUS Number
Scotland Correctional Institution
22385 McGirts Bridge Road
Laurinburg, NC 28353

All inmate mail should be addressed exactly as printed above, 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 Scotland Correctional Institution, but they do 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 Scotland 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

Educational Services

Scotland CI provides a system of education offerings that range from basic reading, writing, and computation skills to advanced vocational skills, which also includes training in the areas of social development and life skills. The outcome goal is to provide inmates with the resources for making a worthwhile life.

The array of education services provided is intended to meet the wide variety of needs of inmates, including those skills required to be successful as jobholders and as contributing members of their communities.

Academic and vocational education are offered on a full time basis. Adult basic education is the primary education program available for inmates.

Chaplaincy Services

Prison chaplains supervise religious activities, facilitate the work of religious services volunteers and address religious issues of all faiths.

Work Programs

Inmates work in a wide variety of jobs inside and outside prison facilities.

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 Eduaction and Treatment Program, parenting programs.

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Careers at Scotland Correctional Institution

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