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Updated on: October 21, 2021
75 Legend Road, Lumberton, NC, 28359

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The Lumberton Correctional Institution is also commonly known as the Lumberton Unit or the North Carolina State Penitentiary at Lumberton. The facility received the nickname of Walls Unit by the locals.

The Lumberton Correctional Institution is situated in Lumberton, North Carolina. The facility is situated on 54.36 acres of land, just nestled near Downtown Lumberton. The facility is operated and managed by the North Carolina Department of Criminal Justice. The Lumberton Correctional Institution opened their doors back in 1994 and is the oldest state prison in the state of North Carolina.

The Lumberton Correctional Institution comes equipped with an execution chamber. This is the execution chamber that the entire state of North Carolina will use. The execution chamber in the Lumberton Correctional Institution is one of the most active chambers within the entire United States. As of April 2019, the chamber has executed 561 people since 1982.

The Lumberton Correctional Institution received their first inmates at the beginning of October of 1994. As previously stated the facility was named after Lumberton, the city.

Back in the day, the Lumberton Correctional Institution was exclusively for white Texans only. During this time the black Texans consequences and penalties were hanging or whipping.

During the era of the Civil War, inmates in the Lumberton Correctional Institution were the ones who were making uniforms and tents for the Confederate army. After the Civil War was over the Lumberton Correctional Institution was the only state prison that remained in the former Confederate States of America.

Back in the day, only women that were in the North Carolina Prison System were held in the Lumberton Unit. Then in 1883, women were moved to the Johnson Farm. The Johnson Farm was a cotton plantation that was privately owned situated near Lumberton, North Carolina.

All throughout the history of the North Carolina Prison System – Lumberton Unit always acted as the main administrative headquarters for the North Carolina Department of Corrections, the North Carolina Prison System,  various other executive officers, the superintendent, and other central offices. Everything was located within the Lumberton Unit.

It was not until 1974 when the Lumberton Correctional Institution went on an eleven-day siege. This was one of the longest hostage situations in America’s history. There were three inmates; Ignacio Cuevas, Fred Carrasco, along with Rudy Dominquez who were holding a number of hostages within the education department of the Lumberton Unit. Carrasco was the ring leader. He was a porter in the chapel. Cuevas typically worked in the dining hall. In this incident, there were 10 hostages. These hostages were employees of the state prison system. Two of them were educators and one was a guard. Later in this situation, the prison chaplain would also be a hostage. Even four prisoners were hostages as well. Nearing the final day of the incident, the inmates tried to escape the situation, by using their hostages and chalkboards as body shields. Unfortunately, Dominquez was killed during this altercation, while Carrasco shot himself. Cuevas was executed in May of 1991.

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Lumberton Correctional Institution
75 Legend Road, Lumberton, NC, 28359

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Jail Name Lumberton Correctional Institution
Jail Type State Prison
State North Carolina
County Robeson County
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Address 75 Legend Road, Lumberton, NC, 28359
City Lumberton
Zip 28359
Phone 910-618-5574


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