Lincoln Correctional Center

County: Lincoln
Mailing and Street Address: 464 Roper Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Phone: 704-735-0485

Inmate capacity: 202
Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Minimum
Year opened: 1939

Lincoln Correctional Center is a minimum-security prison for adult male offenders.

Built in 1939, Lincoln 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 today. The General Assembly provided a dormitory as part of the $10 million South Piedmont Consent Decree construction program in 1985. Work was completed in 1987 on the dormitory, a multipurpose building, recreation building and a Correction Enterprise shirt plant. In June 1987, the building was converted to a medium security prison for adult males. It also operates an Ink Printer Cartridge Inmate Program.

Lincoln supplies inmates for five Department of Transportation road squads working in Catawba, Lincoln, Gaston, Cleveland and Mecklenburg counties.


These Changes will begin April 1, 2019

The visitation hours change quarterly.
For inmates whose last names begin with A-L: Saturdays, 8-10 a.m.
For inmates whose last names begin with M-Z: Saturdays, 1-3 p.m.
Special visits are by appointment Monday – Friday.


Take I-40 to U.S. 321 Bypass South. Take 321 to Lincolnton (exit 24). From there, turn left on NC 150 West. Roper Drive is approximately 1/10th of a mile on the right.