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Bismarck, ND 58501

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NDSP: Housing Units

Administrative Segregation

Address North Dakota State Penitentiary
3100 Railroad Avenue
PO Box 5521
Bismarck, ND 58506-5521
Phone and fax Phone 701-328-6204
Fax 701-328-6640

Administrative segregation (A.S.) is a sixty bed unit which functions as a form of separation from the general population, administered by the Administrative Segregation Committee, when the continued presence of the inmate would pose a threat to life, property, himself or others, or to the security or orderly running of the institution. The unit houses the most violent and disruptive offenders within the inmate population. A.S. is not designed as a punishment unit for its residents, although disciplinary time may be served in the A.S. unit.

All A.S. inmates will be afforded general privileges consistent with existing resources available and the security needs of the unit. Administrative Segregation affords the inmate time to reflect on past inappropriate actions/behaviors, which resulted in the placement and make corrective advancements. They are also given access to programs and services which enable them to reintegrate into a lower security housing unit.


The A.S. unit provides the opportunity to work and participate in treatment and education programs, such as GED, tutoring, Intensive Anger Management, and the cognitive program. They are also afforded access to phones, laundry, library/law library, food, communication, and Medical services.


Visiting hours: For more information call (701)328-6100.

Inmate house in the A.S. unit are limited to one hour of visiting, per day, during normal visiting hours.

Before you can visit an inmate housed at NDSP you must fill out a Visiting Application which must be approved.

Please review the DOCR Visiting Rules.

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