Columbus Correctional Institution

Coordinates: 34°16′40″N 78°43′00″W / 34.277757°N 78.716767°W / 34.277757; -78.716767
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Columbus Correctional Institution
Location1255 Prison Camp Road
Whiteville, North Carolina
Security classMedium
Managed byNorth Carolina Department of Correction
WardenJennifer Walsh

The Columbus Correctional Institution (also CCI or CCDC) is a medium security prison for adult males, near Brunswick, North Carolina.[1] The prison's original dormitory block, built during the late 1930s, is still in use. During the 1970s inmates under the supervision of correction engineers built a recreation area including a 28 cell unit to house inmates who had been placed under administrative and/or disciplinary segregation.

The facility offers adult education and GED preparation classes. Inmates may take courses on substance abuse. The total staff is 241 (as of February 2017) and has a maximum inmate capacity of just under 700.

Notable Inmates[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Robert Sylvester Alston 0006572 Serving a life sentence. Raped and murdered 4 women from 1991-1993.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Columbus Correctional Institution". North Carolina Department of Corrections. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
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