Rivers Correctional Institution | Rivers Correctional Facility

Rivers Correctional Institution is a low-security federal prison in Winton, North Carolina. It is also known as Rivers Correctional Facility, CI Rivers, and the Rivers Correctional Center. The facility houses adult male inmates.

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Rivers Correctional Institution Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Rivers Correctional Institution
145 Parker’s Fishery Road
Winton, NC 27986

Phone: 252-358-5200
Fax: 252-358-5202
Email: RIV/[email protected]

BOP Website: Bureau of Prisons Facility Page
GEO Group Website: GEO Group Prison Page
Wikipedia: Wikipedia Page

Inmate Correspondence Address

Inmate Name and Registration Number
CI Rivers
Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 630
Winton, NC 27986

How to Send Money

Inmates cannot receive funds directly. To deposit funds, mail a money order with the inmate’s name and registration number to the following address:

[Last Name, First Name]
[Inmate Registration Number]
P.O. Box 99
Winton, NC 27986

Friends and family members can deposit funds via Access Corrections or call 1-866- 345-1884. Funds can also be deposited via Western Union or call 1-800-634-3442.

CI Rivers Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

Prison Security Level

Low-Security Federal Prison

Facility Location

Rivers Correctional Institution is located in northeast North Carolina, about 30 miles south of Suffolk, Virginia. The facility is approximately 130 miles northeast of Raleigh, North Carolina. The prison is in Hertford County, North Carolina.

BOP Region

Mid-Atlantic Region

BOP Institution Code

RIV for Rivers Correctional Center

Judicial District

Eastern District of North Carolina

Medical Care Level

Information is not available. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more details.

Mental Health Care Level

Information is not available.

Population Number

CI Rivers houses approximately 1,300 federal inmates.

Rivers Correctional Facility Prison Services Information

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Rivers Correctional Center is a contracted correctional institution operated by the private corporation GEO Group, Inc. The facility houses inmates for state and federal government agencies.

The prison primarily houses deportable aliens convicted of federal crimes, as with many contract private prisons. Many inmates incarcerated at CI Rivers are inmates from the District of Columbia.

The facility received initial accreditation from the American Correctional Association (ACA) in 2003. The prison was reaccredited in 2006, 2009, and 2012. The Joint Commission (JCAHO) accredited the facility in January 2003. The institution was reaccredited in 2006 and 2009.

While some sources have indicated that the Rivers Correctional Facility is a medium-security prison, this is incorrect. The facility is a low-security prison. In 2021, President Biden signed an executive order requiring the U.S. Attorney General not to renew contracts with privately-operated correctional facilities.

Inmate Housing

Inmates at Rivers Correctional Institution are housed in two-person cells within housing units.

The facility has four general population housing units and a Special Housing Unit.

The four general population housing units hold approximately 360 inmates each. These housing units are divided into five pods. Inmates are housed in two-person cells.

The Special Housing Unit consists of two types of cells: administrative segregation and disciplinary segregation cells. There are 39 administrative segregation cells. Additionally, the SHU houses 26 disciplinary segregation cells. Each SHU cell holds two inmates. Every cell has its own shower and toilet.

Health Services

New arrivals receive an intake examination. Routine and emergency health care and dental care are available to the inmate population. Emergency care is available 24 hours a day. Inmates must submit a sick call form for routine or chronic health care concerns.

Psychology Services

CI Rivers provides inmates with access to a variety of treatment groups. Stress management, anger management, parenting, and life skills classes are available. Psychology Services Department also offers the “Doing Time with the Right Mind” program. This program teaches inmates time management, conflict resolution, and preparation for re-entry into society.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

Rivers Correctional Facility offers the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The prison also provides Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and other substance abuse treatment programs.

Rivers Correctional Institution Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

Rivers Correctional Center offers the inmate population GED, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), and Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses. Offenders without a GED or high school diploma are required to attend classes.

High school diplomas, career certificates, and college degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.

Learn more about inmate education programs here.

Advanced Occupational Education

CI Rivers does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.

Vocational Training

Rivers Correctional Facility offers vocational training in Building Construction, Commercial Driving, and Computer Technology.

Apprenticeship Training

Rivers Correctional Facility does not offer any apprenticeship programs.

Library Services

CI Rivers inmates have access to a law library, leisure library, general-interest library, and religious services. Inmates can check out fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines in the leisure library. Inmates can conduct legal research and prepare legal filings in the law library.


Rivers Correctional Center does not house a UNICOR facility.


Inmates can shop once per week at the institution’s Commissary. Inmates can purchase food, drinks, hygiene products, and electronics.

Recreational Services

Rivers Correctional Institution offers indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities. As with other private facilities, offerings at this prison include arts and crafts, physical fitness, sports, board games, and card games.

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Visitation Information for CI Rivers

Visitation is held between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. On federal holidays visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

More Information About Rivers Correctional Center

For a comprehensive look at life in federal prison, pick up a copy of Christopher Zoukis’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For more detailed information about Rivers Correctional Facility, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.

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