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Dan River Prison Work Farm

County: Caswell
Inmate capacity: 640
Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Minimum
Staff size: 166
Occupancy:  March, 1996

Mailing Address
981 Murray Road 
Blanch, N.C. 27212
Street Address
981 Murray Road 
Blanch, N.C. 27212
Phone: (336) 694-1583 
Fax: (336) 694-4084
Facility # 3080 
Courier # 02-53-24

 

Dan River Prison Work Farm is located on a 187.5 acre site in the west central area of Caswell County, near the county seat of Yanceyville. The prison was officially dedicated and designated operational on March 25, 1996. Effective July 1, 1998, the prison was realigned as part of the Piedmont Region.

The prison operates with a staff of 166 employees representing custody, food service, medical, programs, fiscal and administrative, and has an annual operating budget of approximately 11.4 million dollars.

The modern and unique architecture of this new facility differs markedly from traditional prison structures and was designed to be built and maintained at less cost. The physical plans consists of an  administration building, central complex building comprised of food service, staff offices, visiting area, clothes house and central control office, and segregation building. The dormitory building is 60,000 square feet under one roof. It contains 10 inmate housing areas, 10 day rooms, 2 canteens, 10 shower and lavatory areas, medical and programs departments, barber shop, library, classroom, chaplain's office and two control rooms.

Dan River Prison Work Farm houses felon and misdemeanant minimum custody adult male offenders. Inmate work assignments include food service, maintenance, janitorial and other institutional jobs.  Dan River Prison has three litter crews.  The crews work in Alamance, Guilford and Randolph counties.

Other assignments include working at Correction Enterprises Laundry, maintenance work at Caswell Correctional Center and the inmate construction program.

A joint venture with the N.C. Wildlife Commission and Dan River Prison has offenders working restoring forest land, parks and lakes all across North Carolina.

In cooperation with Piedmont Community College, the facility operates the Roxboro Satellite Training Center, which uses the building that once housed Person Correctional Center. The Training Center's programs include carpentry, masonry, information systems technology, horticulture, basic electricity, and human resource development for 130 inmates.

VISITATION

Visitation takes place in alphabetical order three times a day on Saturdays and Sundays respectively.

Inmates in segregation are allowed visitors on an appointment basis Mondays through Fridays.

The visitation policy requires all visitors to complete an application prior to visitation.


DIRECTIONS

From East/Raleigh, take I-40 west. Take the Hillsborough exit. Proceed through Hillsborough onto NC 86N. Take NC 86N to Yanceyville. In Yanceyville, turn right onto NC 86N toward Danville, Virginia. At second stoplight, the intersection of NC 86 and 158, turn right onto County Home Road. Go approximately ¼ of a mile and turn left onto Murray Road. Follow Murray Road for approximately 1 mile. Dan River Prison is at the end of Murray Road.

From West/Greensboro, take I-40/85 east, then get on NC 29N toward Danville, Virginia. In Reidsville, take NC 158 exit to Yanceyville. Proceed through the stoplight, the intersection of NC 158 and 86 onto County Home Road. Go approximately ¼ of a mile, turn left onto Murray Road. Follow Murray Road for 1 mile. Dan River Prison is at the end of Murray Road.


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