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Mountain View Correctional InstitutionMountain View Correctional Institution

County: Avery/Mitchell
Inmate capacity: 884
Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Medium
Staff size: 264
Occupancy:  December, 1998

Mailing and Street Address
545 Amity Park Road
Spruce Pine, N.C.   28777
Phone: (828) 766-2555 
Fax: (828) 765-2978
Facility # 4855 
Courier # 12-69-01

Mountain View Correctional Institution opened in December 1998 as a private prison owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America. On October 1, 2000 the Department of Correction assumed operating control of the prison and the state later purchased the facility from CCA.

Mountain View Correctional Institution has been designated to accommodate adjudicated adult offenders in a single cell setting, a segregation unit and an Intensive Control unit. The entire facility is encircled with an electronic intrusion, taut wire security system.


The inmate visitation schedule is as follows:

--General Population Inmates:

The visitation schedule at Mountain View Correctional Institution is based on the first letter of the inmate's last name. Visitor groups will rotate every four (4) months. It is the responsibility of the visitor to ensure they are present at the correct time. Groups, times, and months are as follows:

January through April

A-G: Saturday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
H-M: Sunday, 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
N-Z: Sunday, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. 

May through August

A-G: Sunday, 1 p.m. -3 p.m.
H-M: Saturday, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
N-Z: Sunday, 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

September through December

A-G: Sunday, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
H-M: Sunday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
N-Z: Saturday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

--Special Visits for Regular Population Inmates:

Inmates who are housed in the Regular Population may request Special Visits. Approval or disapproval for all special visits will be based on the security needs of this facility.

Special Visits may be requested for Attorneys, Clergy, and immediate family members. Special visits must be arranged at a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours in advance and no more than eight (8) days in advance and will occur Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm.

Special visits for family purposes are expected to occur during regular visitation; therefore, special visits are only authorized every ninety (90) days. Requests for a Special Visit must be approved through the administrative secretary. Visitation will not occur on holidays unless approved by the prison superintendent.

--Segregation Inmates:

Inmates who are assigned to segregation status or pose other identified security concerns will receive visits by appointment only in the non-contact visitation area. These visits must be approved by the segregation supervisor and have a maximum duration of one (1) hour and will occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Inmates housed in Segregation will receive no more than one (1) visit per week.


From Raleigh and points east, take Interstate 40 West to Marion (Exit 86). At Marion, take Hwy 226 North toward Spruce Pine. Follow 226 North into Spruce Pine and turn right onto Hwy 19E. Go 4 miles then turn right onto Amity Park Road. Mountain View Correctional Institution is on the left.

From Asheville and points west, take I-40 East to the Marion/Spruce Pine exit (Exit 86). Go North on 226/221 through Marion. When the road splits, follow 226 North to Spruce Pine. At the intersection of 226N and 19E turn right at the stoplight. You will go approximately 4 miles. Mayland Community College is on the left and approximately ½ mile past the exit you will turn right on to Amity Park Rd. Mountain View Correctional Institution is the first prison on the road. You turn to the left and enter the driveway to the prison.

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