Scotland Correctional Institution

Coordinates: 34°48′43″N 79°21′49″W / 34.811900°N 79.363505°W / 34.811900; -79.363505
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Scotland Correctional Institution
Location22383 McGirts Bridge Road
Laurinburg, North Carolina
Security classMixed
Managed byNorth Carolina Department of Correction

Scotland Correctional Institution is a state men's prison in Laurinburg, North Carolina, first opened in 2003 and operated by the North Carolina Department of Correction. The stated capacity is 1,756 prisoners.[1]

The facility opened in stages, first in September 2003 with a thousand-bed Close Custody unit, then another 500-capacity Medium Security unit in March 2011, then another 250-beds in July 2011 for Minimum Security.

As of March 2012 Scotland was one of six state prisons put on lockdown to squelch gang fights and coordinated gang activity.[2] At Scotland, the last to resume normal operation, that lockdown had extended from January to March of that year. In 2014, an official DPS statement received by Solitary Watch indicated that another lockdown had extended from December 28, 2013 into September of the following year.[3]


  1. ^ "Scotland Correctional Institution". North Carolina DPS. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ The others were Maury, Lanesboro, Pasquotank, Bertie, and Foothills, per Borlik, Joe (9 March 2012). "Gang activity prompts lockdowns at N.C. prisons". Associated Press. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  3. ^ Dawson, Lisa. "UPDATED: From One North Carolina Prison, Reports of an Eight-Month Lockdown". Solitary Wat;ch. Retrieved 1 July 2016.

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34°48′43″N 79°21′49″W / 34.811900°N 79.363505°W / 34.811900; -79.363505