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North Carolina Federal Facilities

North Carolina has three types of federal correctional facilities to hold felons that have committed federal crimes within the state. The first type is a federal correctional complex comprised of four federal prisons in North Carolina. The next is a private contracted prison. Then there is also a residential reentry management field office in North Carolina as well.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB) is the agency in charge of all federal correctional facilities, inmates and North Carolina federal prison inmate records. Anyone searching for an inmate in federal prison could easily use the FOB’s inmate locator feature to perform a North Carolina federal prison inmate search online. They could also contact the FOB directly or any of the facilities.

The FOB has details on each facility on its website along with information about visitation, calls, and sending money and gifts to inmates.

Federal Correctional Complex

There is one large federal correctional complex in North Carolina called Butner FCC with four distinct units described below:

  • FCI Butner Low - A low-security federal correctional institution, holding 1,1,57 male inmates.
  • FCI Butner Medium I - A medium-security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp with 956 male inmates (672 at the FCI and 284 at the camp).
  • FCI Butner Medium II - A medium-security federal correctional institution, with 1,583 male inmates.
  • FMC Butner - An administrative security federal medical center with 969 male inmates.

Federal Contracted Private Prison

Rivers CI is a contracted correctional institution, operated by a private corporation in North Carolina. They have 1,339 federal inmates there.

Residential Reentry Management Field Office

RRM Raleigh is a Residential Reentry Management (RRM) field office which acts as a liaison between the FOB, the U.S. Marshall’s Service, the U.S. courts, local and state law enforcement, and community organizations.

Famous Federal Prison Inmates in North Carolina

  • Bernard Madoff - found guilty in 2009 of fraud, money laundering, perjury ad theft for running the largest Ponzi scheme ever. He is serving a 150-year sentence. His story was featured on “American Greed.”
  • Mel Reynolds - former Illinois congressman, convicted of sexual assault in 1995 and obstruction of justice in connection with his relationship with a 16-year old campaign worker. Bill Clinton commuted his sentence, and he served his time at the minimum-security prison camp.
  • Jon Burge - was a Chicago Police Department commander who was found guilty of torturing 200 suspects and eliciting dozens of false confessions. He served four years and was released in 2015.
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