The North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has four separate prisons located in four different locations:

  • The North Dakota State Penitentiary was established in Bismarck in 1885, and is the original prison complex for the state and houses maximum to minimum custody men.
  • The James River Correctional Center was opened in 1998 on the grounds of the State Hospital in Jamestown, and is designed to hold medium-security men.
  • The Missouri River Correctional Center is located four miles southwest of Bismarck, was first established in the 1940's as the State Farm, and houses minimum low and community custody men.
  • The Heart River Correctional Center is located in Mandan and was established in 2021, and is designed to hold minimum security women.


North Dakota State Penitentiary
3100 Railroad Avenue
PO Box 5521
Bismarck, ND 58506-5521

Telephone: (701) 328-6100 | Fax: (701) 328-6640

James River Correctional Center
2521 Circle Drive
Jamestown, ND 58401

Telephone: (701) 253-3660 | Fax: (701) 253-3735

Missouri River Correctional Center
1800 48th Avenue S.W.
Bismarck, ND 58506

Telephone: (701) 328-9696 | Fax: (701) 328-9690

Heart River Correctional Center
701 16th Avenue Southwest
Mandan, ND 58554

Telephone: (701) 667-1400 | Fax: (701) 667-1414

Dakota Women's Correctional and Rehabilitation Center
440 McKenzie Street
New England, ND 58647

Telephone: (701) 579-5100 | Fax: (701) 579-5101