Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women

County: Buncombe
Mailing and Street Address: 55 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone: 828-259-6000

Inmate capacity: 366
Inmate gender: Female
Custody level: Minimum
Occupancy: July 2008

Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women opened on July 7, 2008. Women previously housed at Black Mountain Correctional Center for Women were transferred to Swannanoa on that date.

SCCW renovationed four dormitories: Greenwood, Frye, Sloop and Gilliat. Renovations on the vocation building provided offenders with an educational classroom and an operating greenhouse. Renovations to the Buchanan building accommodated the increasing offender population and offer more educational classrooms and a medical wing.


Visitation is on Saturdays from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. and from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. according to inmates last names, A-K and L-Z.  One group is in the morning, the other in the afternoon.  After six months, the groups rotate mornings and afternoons.   


Take Interstate 40 West to exit 59 and turn right off the ramp to the traffic light. Turn right onto US 70 East. At the first intersection, turn left onto Whittson Avenue. At the stop sign, turn left onto Old US 70 to the first traffic light. Turn left onto Lake Eden Road. Turn left at Prisons Facility Sign onto access road, then left into the prison gate.