North Carolina houses approximately 38,000 inmates in 55 state prison facilities.
Prisons receive felons and misdemeanants sentenced by the court to a period of active incarceration. The offenders are taken to one of nine prison receiving centers where they are put through a series of evaluations including medical and mental health screening. Based on this information, the offender is assigned to the most appropriate custody classification and prison.
Minimum Custody Level 1
Minimum Custody Level 2
Minimum Custody Level 3
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