Davidson Correctional Center

County: Davidson
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1977, Lexington, NC 27293-1977
Street Address: 1400 Thomason Street, Lexington, NC 27292
Phone: (336) 249-7528
Fax: (336) 249-6962

Inmate capacity
: 258
Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Minimum

Davidson Correctional Center, near Lexington, is a minimum security prison for adult males.

Davidson 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 1930's to house inmates who worked building roads. In June 1964, Davidson changed from a minimum security honor grade facility to a work release unit.

In the original prison, inmates were housed in a building that had two dormitories. Two modular dormitories were added in October 1977. These housing units are still in use today.

Lawmakers provided a two 50-bed dormitories as part of a $28.5 million Emergency Prison Facilities Development program in 1987. The two 50-bed dormitories, as well as a multi-purpose building, opened in June 1988. Another 50-bed dormitory was added as part of an $87.5 million prison construction program in 1993.

Inmates work in a number of jobs. They may be assigned to community work squads, Department of Transportation road crews, or labor contracts with Mocksville or Davie County. Other inmates may work at the prison in maintenance or kitchen duties. Inmates nearing the end of their sentences may participate in work release, leaving the prison for part of the day to work for a business in the community.

Davidson Community College works with the prison to provide vocational classes in horticulture training. Inmates may also take part in Alcoholics Anonymous, Yokefellows, Prison Ministries or Sunday religious services. Inmates may take part in the department's Drug Alcohol Recovery Treatment aftercare program and substance abuse programs.


For visitation procedures, please click here to view or print the standard brochure that is handed out at the facility. The brochure is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, so you will need Adobe Reader to view.


Take I-85 to Lexington. The unit is on old U.S. 64 (Raleigh Road), east of Lexington.