Albemarle Correctional Institution

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 460, Badin, NC 28009
Street Address: 44150 Airport Road, New London, NC 28127
Phone: 704-422-3036
Offender capacity: 624
Facilty type: Male, Medium Custody


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

For information on what other moves Prisons is making to combat coronavirus, click here


Visits are by appointments only during these times:
Sundays: 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Mondays: 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (for non-contact visits only)

For visitation appointments, call 704-422-3063.
For vistation questions, call the Special Operations lieutenant at 704-422-3036, ext. 2620. 

More Visitation Information 
Offender Information for any North Carolina prison


From Albemarle: NC 27/24 East to NC 740. Left on Airport Road. Facility is on the left.

From Charlotte/Concord: NC 49 North to NC 52 South. Left on NC 740. Right on Airport Road. Facility is on the left.

From Salisbury: Highway 52 South to Highway 740. Left on Highway 740. Right on Airport Road. Facility is on the left.

From Asheboro: NC 49 South to Highway 52 South. Left on Highway 52. Left on Highway 740. Right on Airport Road. Facility is on the left.

Sending Mail to Offenders

Prison officials 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 following and be addressed in this way:

     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
     Albemarle Correctional Institution
     P.O. Box 460
    Badin, NC 28009

More Information on sending money, ordering packages or calling offenders.


Albemarle Correctional Institution is located on 100 acres of land near Albemarle in Stanly County. Offenders are housed in three units and there is a segregation area with cells for 40 men.

Albemarle CI offers educational opportunities such as GED instruction, courses in computer applications and electronics technology taught by instructors from Stanly Community College. Some offenders from Albemarle are assigned to work picking up trash and clearing debris, while hundreds of others work inside the prison cleaning dorms, maintaining grounds, and preparing and cooking food.