Pasquotank Correctional Institution

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Pasquotank Correctional Institution
Location527 Commerce Drive
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Coordinates36°21′42″N 76°18′39″W / 36.36156°N 76.31079°W / 36.36156; -76.31079Coordinates: 36°21′42″N 76°18′39″W / 36.36156°N 76.31079°W / 36.36156; -76.31079
Security classClose and Minimum Security
Capacity896 Total, 640 Close & 256 Minimum
Managed byNorth Carolina Department of Correction

Pasquotank Correctional Institution is a state prison in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.[1]


Notable incidents[edit]

2017 Escape Attempt[edit]

On October 12th 2017, four inmates attempted to escape from the facility in the deadliest escape attempt in North Carolina history. The four inmates used tools gathered from the prison's sewing factory to kill four facility employees.[2][3]

Notable inmates[edit]


  1. ^ "NC DPS: Pasquotank Correctional Institution". Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  2. ^ Boykin, Nick; Donovan, Chelsea. "Man found guilty of all charges in deadly 2017 Pasquotank Co. prison attack". WKTR News. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  3. ^ Rago, Gordon (October 28, 2019). "Jurors sentence Mikel Brady to death in deadly North Carolina prison breakout attempt". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 27 January 2021.