Caswell Correctional Center

Mailing and Street Address: 444 County Home Road, Blanch, NC 27212
Phone: (336) 694-4531
County: Caswell
Offender capacity:
460
Facility type: Male, Medium Custody

VISITATION TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

To prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), prison visitation was suspended as of Monday, March 16, 2020, with the exception of legal and pastoral visits. Those visitors are subject to medical screening prior to entrance.

The health and safety of employees and offenders in our care are the top priorities of the Department of Public Safety. THIS IS NOT A STATEWIDE LOCKDOWN OF PRISONS. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have on offender families and friends. Visitation will resume when conditions are deemed safe.

For information on coronavirus and how to protect yourself, please go the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website http://www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus.

For information on what other moves Prisons is making to combat coronavirus, click here

 

The statewide visitation policy limits the number of visitors to three per visit.

Visitation is held on Saturday and Sunday from 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m. The day and time of the visit is determined by the first letter of the inmate's last name. That schedule rotates every 60 days. 

Visits for inmates housed in segregation and special or administrative non-contact visits are held by appointment only. Appointments for inmates housed in segregation are one hour Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Appointments for special visits are made Monday - Friday and must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Appointments for administrative non-contact visits are Thursday or Friday from 9 - 11 a.m., 12 - 2 p.m. or 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. These appointments must be made no later the Tuesday prior to the Friday of the visit.

There are no special or administrative non-contact appointments scheduled on a holiday.

To make an appointment or to clarify a visiting day or time, contact the visitation coordinator at (336) 694-4531.

Directions

Interstate 40 to exit 261. North on NC86 to Yanceyville, to right on Country Home Road (NC1572) to the facility.

Sending Mail to Offenders

All Prison facilities encourage family and friends to write to offenders. For security reasons, all incoming mail is checked to see if it contains any illegal or unauthorized items. Outgoing mail from offenders may also be checked. Personal letters will not be read unless the officer-in-charge or designee has reason to believe the letter contains threats of harm or criminal activity, escape plans, or plans to violate prison rules. If the officer-in-charge decides to delay or not deliver the letter to the offender, the offender will be told in writing the reason for this action.

Incoming mail from lawyers, any legal aid service assisting offenders, and state and federal court officials must be opened in the presence of the offender before it is checked for illegal or unauthorized items. 

Letters to an offender must include the offender’s prison ID number, which is often referred to as the OPUS number. The letter should be addressed in this format:

Offender Name and OPUS Number
Prison Name
Prison Street Address or Post Office Box number
City, State and zip code of the prison location

Example: John Smith #1234567
Caswell Correctional Center
444 County Home Road
Blanch, NC 27212

For information regarding sending money to offenders, ordering packages for offenders and the offender telephone system, please click here
 

Overview

Caswell Correctional Center, near Yanceyville, is a medium security prison for adult males.

Offenders may be assigned to work on Department of Transportation road squads. They may also work in the prison, typically as kitchen help or keeping the prison clean and in repair. For two years in the late 1990s, as many as 88 prisoners worked on offender construction crews to build the 600-man housing unit at the nearby Dan River Prison Work Farm.

Piedmont Community College works with the prison to provide vocational courses including welding, HVAC technology, horticulture and industrial maintenance technology. Offenders with less than a high school education may participate in GED preparatory classes or remedial education. Offenders are also given an opportunity to participate in Bible study and worship services.

In 1997, Piedmont CC began to provide instruction in electrical and pneumatic tool repair. Offenders who complete this program are put to work in a small tool repair program, repairing tools for the Department of Transportation and other public agencies.

Caswell was one of 51 county prisons for which the state assumed responsibility with the passage of the Conner Bill in 1931. It was one of 61 field unit prisons renovated or built during the late 1930s to house offenders who worked on building roads. Like many of the era's prisons, Caswell also had a farm worked by the offenders to supply the prison kitchen. The prison farm operated into the 1960s.