Anson Correctional Institution - Female

Facility Mailing address: PO Box 280, Polkton, NC 28135
Street address: 552 Prison Camp Road, Polkton, NC 28135
Phone: 704-695-1013
County: Anson
Offender capacity: 1,000
Facility type: Female, Close/Medium Custody. Reentry Facility


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

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All visitations are by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Regular Population offenders: Monday-Thursday, Saturday 8:15-10:15 a.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Control Status offenders: Friday 9-10 a.m., 1-2 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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

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


Starting Feb. 3, 2020, a pilot program will begin that changes the way mail is sent to offenders. ALL mail to offenders at this facility must either be sent to a new address or electronically texted to a third-party vendor for vetting and scanning to the facility. To help prevent contraband that threatens the security and health of staff and offenders, mail will no longer be accepted at Anson CI during the pilot, but will be returned to sender.

All mail will now be screened by the third-party vendor, then scanned to the prison for prompt distribution to the offender. Find more information here regarding the third-party scanning system. Note: Authentic legal mail must still be sent to the offender at the facility address.

Regular mail to offenders must be addressed this way: 

Offender Name – Offender OPUS Number
Anson Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 247
Phoenix, MD 21131

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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. Look for the large gray sign with the name of the facility on it to make sure you are on the right road to the facility.


Anson Correctional Institution houses female offenders in close and medium custody in the former Lanesboro Correctional Institution, which housed male close and medium custody offenders. In 2019, male offenders were moved to Southern and Eastern correctional institutions as part of a prison remissioning project.

Correction Enterprises operates the offender packaging operation, which will continue with female offenders. The facility, which has partnered with Union Supply Direct, is part of the Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (PIE). Family and friends can order a package of goods from a pre-approved shopping list to send to the offender. Orders are packaged by offenders and shipped quarterly. Offenders working for PIE programs make prevailing wages above the typical wages earned by offenders at other positions.

Anson CI has more programming space than any other female facility in the state, Some of the programs provided include Thinking for a Change, Get it Right (Change Plan Journal, Responsible Thinking, Relapse Prevention), Anger Management, Commitment to Change, Mother Read, Reaching Out from Within, Proverbs 226, High School Equivalency, and three programs directed by Guilford College – Certificate Program, LEED and Peer Support, and Specialist Classes. Other programming will be provided at a later time.