Anson Correctional Institution - Female

Mailing address: PO Box 280, Polkton, NC 28135
Street address: 552 Prison Camp Road, Polkton, NC 28135
Phone: 704-695-1013
County: Anson
Offender capacity: 1,000
Facility type: Female, Close/Medium Custody



All visitations are by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Regular Population offenders: Monday-Thursday, Saturday 8:15-10:15 a.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Control Status offenders: Friday 9-10 a.m., 1-2 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Special visits are initiated by the offender by sending a request to the Unit Manager. The Unit Manager will forward the request to the Assistant Warden for Custody/Operations for approval. The visitor must be on the offender's visitor list.

Children are counted as a visitor. Offenders are only allowed three visitors per visit.


US 1 South to Rockingham. Take US 74 West through Wadesboro. Turn left approximately 6 miles west of Wadesboro on Prison Camp Road. Turn left on Old Prison Camp Road. Turn into the second paved drive on the right to the institution. Look for the large gray sign with the name of the facility on it to make sure you are on the right road to the facility.


Anson Correctional Institution houses female offenders in close and medium custody in the former Lanesboro Correctional Institution, which housed male close and medium custody offenders. In 2019, male offenders were moved to Southern and Eastern correctional institutions as part of a prison remissioning project.

Correction Enterprises operates the inmate packaging operation, which will continue with female offenders. The facility, which has partnered with Union Supply Direct, is part of the Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (PIE). Family and friends can order a package of goods from a pre-approved shopping list to send to the offender. Orders are packaged by offenders and shipped quarterly. Offenders working for PIE programs make prevailing wages above the typical wages earned by offenders at other positions.

Anson CI has more programming space than any other female facility in the state, Some of the programs provided include Thinking for a Change, Get it Right (Change Plan Journal, Responsible Thinking, Relapse Prevention), Anger Management, Commitment to Change, Mother Read, Reaching Out from Within, Proverbs 226, High School Equivalency, and three programs directed by Guilford College – Certificate Program, LEED and Peer Support, and Specialist Classes. Other programming will be provided at a later time.