N.C. Correctional Institution for Women

County: Wake
Mailing Address: 4287 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4287
Street Address: 1034 Bragg Street, Raleigh, NC 27610
Phone: 919-733-4340
Offender capacity: 1,776
Facility type: Female, Close/Medium/Minimum


Visitation is by appointment only duing scheduled times and in a contact and non-contact setting. Visits are limited to a maximum of three adults or three adults and five children.

Visits are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only approved persons on an offender's list can visit. They must schedule appointments in advance by calling 919-508-1501 or 919-508-1502 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. There is no scheduling on holidays.

Weekly Visitation Schedule
Day                                             Time

Saturday-Sunday                        8-10 a.m.; noon-2 p.m. (every other weekend)

Monday                                      9-11 a.m.; 2:15-4:15 p.m.

Tuesday                                      8-11 a.m.; 2:15-4:15 p.m. (Safekeeping and Control Status visits for only the first hour)

Wednesday-Friday                     9-11 a.m.; 2:15-4:15 p.m.

Visitation procedures: Visitors must check in at the prison's gatehouse and present a valid authorized photo identification. Anyone ages 16 and older are subjected to a "pat/frisk" search, along with an electronic device search by correctional officers prior to entering the facility. All searches are conducted by the least intrusive means. Photo ID will be checked before entry is permitted into the Visitation Center.

Depending on the control status of the offender, the visit will be held in a contact or non-contact setting.

Special visits: These visits are subject to time limitations and possibly other restrictions imposed by medical staff based on the offender's condition.

Legal visits: Legal visits are scheduled separately and subject to different policies than family visits. Legal, law enforcement, consular officials, local and state Family Services and Juvenile Court officials must register with the facility prior to visiting with an offender. These visits will not be counted in the maximum 18 approved visitors.


In Raleigh, take New Bern Avenue to Tarboro Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard and turn right. The unit will be to the left. Turn onto Coleman Street and make an immediate left into the prison's parking lot.

From I-40, take Exit 300 (Rock Quarry Road). Take Rock Quarry Road to the intersection with Martin Luther King Boulevard and turn left. The unit will be to the left. Turn onto Coleman Street and make an immediate left into the prison's parking lot.


The North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women in Raleigh is the state's primary correctional facility for women. It houses the largest offender population in the state and serves as the support facility for the state's other female prisons. The campus-style facility sits on 30 acres of a 190-acre tract of state land in southeast Raleigh. NCCIW houses offenders of all custody levels and control statuses, including death row, maximum, close, medium, minimum, safekeepers and youth. It provides the primary medical, mental, and alcohol and chemical dependency treatment for female offenders.

The facility operates a diagnostic center that serves as the point of entry into the prison system for women. Upon arrival, offenders undergo a series of diagnostic evaluations that will determine future prison assignments.

Some of the programs available to NCCIW offenders include:

Correction Enterprises license tag plant
Correction Enterprises duplicating and quick copy plant
Dental lab
N.C. Travel and Tourism Information Call Center
High School Equivalency Testing
Office technology
Job Start
Job for Life (Reentry)
Mothers and Their Children (MATCH)
Alcohol/Chemical Dependency Program

Offenders may attend worship services in the Chapel of the Nameless Woman and participate in Bible studies or other religious programs offered by prison chaplains, Prison Fellowship and other religious volunteers and organizations.