Official Name of the Facility
Rivers Correctional Institution is a privately owned prison in unincorporated Hertford County, North Carolina. It is operated by GEO Group under contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons since its construction in 2001. The prison, on 257 acres of land, was specially built to house prisoners from the District of Columbia. It is about 1 mile from the town of Winton and about 200 miles from Washington, DC. The first inmates were transferred from the Lorton Reformatory of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections, which closed in 2001. Under the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, offenders of the District of Columbia at Rivers and elsewhere serve time in FBOP custody; they committed no federal crime but instead had committed DC crimes. Most prisoners stay around two years and had been sent to Rivers because they violated parole conditions and/or committed drug offenses.
145 Parker's Fishery RD Winton, NC 27986