Wake Correctional Center

Mailing/Street Address: 1000 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC 27610 
Offender capacity: 414
Facility type: Male, Minimum Custody


Regular visitation is on the weekend by appointment from 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Visitation times rotate monthly. 

The facility has special visitation for lawyers and clergy by appointment Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Take I-40 to the Rock Quarry Road exit. The unit is at 1000 Rock Quarry Road.


Wake Correctional Center in Raleigh is a minimum security prison for adult males.

It is primarily a “work” unit in that 80 percent of the offenders leave the facility each day for incentive wage work assignments in various state agencies in the Wake County area. Offenders also work at other area adult correctional facilities and Correction Enterprises operations. There are also offenders nearing their release date that participate on the work release program, leaving the facility to work for businesses in the community. Incentive wage work assignments are also available at the prison in the food service, clothes house, janitorial, landscaping, maintenance, canteen and recreation areas.

Wake Technical Community College works with the prison to provide full-time vocational classes in Certified Communications, Heating/Air Conditioning and Electrical Wiring. Part-time classes in Blueprint Reading and Horticulture are also available. Educational classes in GED, college-level courses and college correspondence classes are available.

The Family Enrichment Program is offered through Vinebrook Family Services and provides an opportunity for the offenders and their families to work with counselors on a wide range of marriage and family issues.

Offenders may participate in worship services, Bible studies and various spiritual discussion groups on site. Wake Correctional Center has volunteer chaplains who minister to the offenders.