Wilkes Correctional Center

Mailing and Street Address: 404 Statesville Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Phone:
336-667-4533
County:
Wilkes
Offender Capacity: 268
Facility Type: Male, Minimum Custody

VISITATION

Visitation is by the offender’s last name and will change every three months. If you are unsure when the offender's schedule time to visit, please call the facility. Only approved persons on an offender’s visitation list can visit. Visitors must check in at the prison’s Visitor Center and present a valid, authorized photo identification. Minors must present a copy of their birth certificate.  

Family Visitation Schedule: Saturday, 1-3 p.m. with offender's last name starting with A-L. Sunday, 1-3 p.m. with offender's last name starting with M-Z.

Legal Visits: Legal visits are scheduled separately and subject to different policies than family visits. Attorneys for offenders may call the offender's assigned Case Manager to arrange to have their required documentation emailed or faxed prior to scheduling a visit. Legal visits are scheduled by the offender’s Case Manager.  

DIRECTIONS

From Raleigh: Interstate 40 West to Winston-Salem. Take Exit 188 (US 421 Yadkinville) to Wilkes County. Take Exit 282 (NC 115 North Wilkesboro) Turn right at the top of the exit. Go about 2.5 miles and the facility is located on the left.

From Western NC: Take I- 40 East to NC 16 North (Newton-Taylorsville exit) Stay on NC 16N through Taylorsville and exit onto US 421 South in Wilkes County. Go to the second exit (282, NC 115 N. Wilkesboro-Statesville).Turn left onto NC 115 North. Go about 2.5 miles and the facility is located on the left.

From the South: Take I- 77 North to Exit 73. Follow US 421 North to Wilkes County. Take Exit 282 (NC 115 North Wilkesboro) Turn right at the top of the exit. Go about 2.5 miles and the facility is located on the left.

OVERVIEW

Wilkes Correctional Center has been in continuous service since 1938. It serves as a “work”/transitional unit, which means the majority of the offenders leave the facility each day for incentive wage work assignments in the Wilkes County area. Incentive wage work assignments are also available at the prison in the food service, clothes house, janitorial, landscaping, maintenance, canteen and recreation areas. Other offenders who are nearing their release date participate in the work release program, leaving the facility to work for businesses in the community.

Wilkes Community College partners with the prison to provide full-time Hi-Set courses that allow offenders to earn their High School Equivalency. Part-time classes in Basic Computer Skills, Thinking for a Change, Charter Education & Ethics and college correspondence classes are available.

Offenders can attend substance abuse group therapy meetings, transitional services, father’s accountability and Bible studies, or worship services.

Wilkes CC 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 offenders who worked building roads. The prison's original dormitory is still in use.