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Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution, Avery & Mitchell County, State Prison

Adult

600 Amity Park Road, Spruce Pine, NC, 28777

North Carolina

https://www.ncdps.gov/Adult-Corrections/Prisons/Prison-Facilities/Avery-Mitchell-Correctional-Institution

Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution, located in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, opened in November 1989 to confine North Carolina’s most dangerous male inmates. It currently has a capacity of 816 inmates and is North Carolina’s largest maximum-security facility. A double perimeter fence reinforced with razor wire and an electronic detection system surrounds the facility.

The population is primarily comprised of close custody and administrative segregation inmates. Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution also operates the state Secure Mental Health Facility, houses inmates under the death sentence, and inmates who are civil commitments.

Inmates at Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution have access to various treatment and rehabilitation programs, including substance abuse programs. The School services the North Carolina prison system, where it offers basic education and general education diplomas. The school also offers vocational and technical training to students, which is meant to be used to help them transition into either postsecondary programs or job training programs.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

At Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution, all letters will be photocopied, and these copies will be delivered to inmates. A maximum of three 8 ½ x 11-inch pages (front and back) of each mailing will be delivered. Any additional items, such as cash, checks, postage stamps, or prepaid envelopes will be discarded.

To send a mail to an inmate at this facility, address the envelope as follows:

Inmate Name, ID Number, Housing if known
Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution
600 Amity Park Road, Spruce Pine, NC, 28777

Magazines and books may be sent to an inmate if they are directly from the publisher.

Sending Money

There are several options for sending money to an inmate at Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution including sending money orders, cashier’s checks, personal checks and using your debit/credit card. There is a daily limit of $300. Click here to read more about these options.

Phone calls

Inmates at Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution are allowed to make phone calls through the system if there is money in the inmate’s account. At no time can an offender receive an incoming call.

Family and friends are required to create an account to deposit the funds, as well as receive calls from the inmate. An inmate must put those they wish to call on an approved caller list. All calls are a maximum of 30 minutes in duration and may be recorded or monitored for security reasons.

The phone service provider for pre-paid inmate calls in North Carolina is ICSolutions. You can setup your account over the phone by calling 1-888-506-8407 or by visiting their website at ICSolutions.com.

Visitation

Visitors must fill out an application and it must be approved in order to visit. Visiting is held four days per week and the inmates are divided into groups according to cell blocks. You must arrive 30 minutes prior to the visiting times in order to be processed for visitation.

Visitors can contact the administration at 828-765-0229 for more details on visitation schedules for each offender.

A dress code for visitation is required, instructing that visitors be covered from the neck to knees with clothing that is not revealing, see-through, or contains offensive symbols or words. Watches, wearable technology, and cell phones are not allowed.

The use of tobacco products on this property is not allowed which includes parking areas.

Visiting Hours

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Directions

Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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