Lincoln Correctional Center

Mailing and Street Address: 464 Roper Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Phone: 704-735-0485
County: Lincoln
Offender capacity: 202
Facility type: Male, Minimum 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 visitation hours change quarterly.

For offenders whose last names begin with A-L: Saturdays, 8-10 a.m.
For offenders whose last names begin with M-Z: Saturdays, 1-3 p.m.
Special visits are by appointment Monday – Friday.

Directions

Take I-40 to U.S. 321 Bypass South. Take 321 to Lincolnton (exit 24). From there, turn left on NC 150 West. Roper Drive is approximately 1/10th of a mile on the right.

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
Maury Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 506
Maury, N.C. 28554

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

Overview

Lincoln Correctional Center is a minimum-security prison for adult male offenders.

Built in 1939, Lincoln was one of 61 field unit prisons renovated or built during the late 1930's to house offenders who worked building roads.

The prison's original dormitory is still in use today. The General Assembly provided a dormitory as part of the $10 million South Piedmont Consent Decree construction program in 1985. Work was completed in 1987 on the dormitory, a multipurpose building, recreation building and a Correction Enterprise shirt plant. In June 1987, the building was converted to a medium security prison for adult males. It also operates an Ink Printer Cartridge Inmate Program.

Lincoln supplies inmates for five Department of Transportation road squads working in Catawba, Lincoln, Gaston, Cleveland and Mecklenburg counties.