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Nash Correctional Institution

County: Nash
Inmate capacity: 512
Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Medium
Staff size: 291
Year opened: 1938 (original prison) 1992 (new prison)

Mailing Address
PO Box 600 
Nashville, N.C. 27856
Street Address
2869 US 64 Alt 
Nashville N.C. 27856
Phone: (252) 459-4455 
Fax: (252) 459-7728
Facility # 3710 
Courier # 07-73-01


Nash Correctional Institution houses adult male inmates in medium security environments. Housing is in single cells and dayroom beds.

Inmates work in two Correction Enterprises industrial plants. There are 120 inmates assigned to the Nash print plant that does much of the document and publication printing for state government agencies. Fifty-two inmates work in an optical plant that manufactures eyeglasses for DOC inmates and Medicaid patients. Inmates also work in a variety of service jobs around the prison.

The Nash campus consists of 15 buildings including medical facilities, vocational and recreational buildings, a gatehouse, dining hall, a chapel, a 20-cell segregation unit and four 128-cell housing units.

The first prison at this site opened in 1938, a close custody facility known as Nash Prison Unit. In the early 1960s, Nash went through a series of changes, including conversion to a misdemeanor facility, then a medium custody prison and finally to a minimum custody unit. In 1970 it was renamed Nash Advancement Center and then renamed Nash Correctional Center in 1988. Nash Correctional Center became part of the newly built Nash Correctional Institution in 1992.


Visitation is by appointment only and is scheduled Tuesday - Saturday. Visitors must be on the inmate's approved visitation list.

To schedule an appointment, call (252) 462-4050 Tuesday - Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Visitors must call at least 72 hours in advance and no more than 14 days prior to the visit. Inmates will be limited to three approved visitors per session. Visits will not occur on state holidays, Sunday and Monday.


Take U.S. 64 to the Nashville/Momeyer exit for U.S. 64-Alternate west. Directional road signs are posted on U.S. 64 prior to exiting and at the top of the exit ramps. Nash is located approximately 1.5 miles down U.S. 64-A.

The old Nash Correctional Center facility, now used for training and storage.

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