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Lanesboro Correctional Institution

County: Anson
Inmate capacity: 1,850
Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Close / Medium / Minimum
Staff size: 512
Year opened: January 2004

Mailing address
PO Box 280 
Polkton, NC 28135
Street address
552 Prison Camp Road 
Polkton, NC 28135
Phone: (704) 695-1013 
Fax: (704) 695-1080
Facility # 4865 
Courier # 03-83-04

Lanesboro Correctional Institution is a multi-custody prison facility in Polkton, housing approximately 1,800 inmates in close, medium and minimum custody. The prison is named for the nearby community of Lanesboro.  

The prison's original construction included 1,000 close custody cells. A 504-bed medium custody building was added a few years after opening. In September 2016, neighboring Brown Creek Correctional Institution merged with Lanesboro, becoming its 350-bed minimum custody unit.  

Correction Enterprises operates two industries at Lanesboro. The metal products plant employs minimum-custody inmates producing a variety of stainless steel kitchen equipment and other metal goods. Close and medium custody inmates staff the inmate packaging operation.

Lanesboro has 128 segregation cells and eight health care beds. 


Visitation by appointments only.

Regular Population inmates will visit as follows:

Monday - Thursday and Saturday: 8:15 - 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

STG and Control Status inmates will visit as follows:

Fridays: 9 - 10 a.m., 1 - 2 p.m. and 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Appointments for visits may be scheduled Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. -  noon and 1 - 4 p.m.

Special visits are initiated by the inmate by sending a request to the Unit Manager. The Unit Manager will forward request to the Assistant Superintendent for Custody/Operations for approval. The visitor must be on the inmate's visitor list in order to visit.

Children are counted as a visitor. You are only allowed three visitors per visit.


US 1 South to Rockingham. Take US 74 West through Wadesboro. Turn left approximately 6 miles west of Wadesboro on Prison Camp Road. Turn left on Old Prison Camp Road. Turn into the second paved drive on the right to the institution.