Caswell Correctional Center Mailing and Street Address: 444 County Home Road, Blanch, NC 27212Phone: (336) 694-4531County: CaswellOffender capacity: 460Facility type: Male, Medium Custody Visitation Information The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted visitation at all prison facilities. Review the latest restrictions before planning a visit. Learn how to protect yourself from the coronavirus. Visit the NCDHHS COVID-19 website. To learn what else Prisons is doing to combat coronavirus, click here. Directions Interstate 40 to exit 261. North on NC86 to Yanceyville, to right on Country Home Road (NC1572) to the facility. SENDING MAIL TO OFFENDERS The N.C. Department of Public Safety has changed the way offenders receive mail. To help keep contraband out of prisons, all mail to offenders must be sent through a private company, TextBehind. You must address mail to offenders in this way, or it will be returned: Offender Name and OPUS Number Prison Name P.O. Box 247 Phoenix, MD 21131 Examples: John Doe #1234567 Jane Doe #7654321 Polk Correctional Institution N.C. Correctional Institution for Women P.O. Box 247 P.O. Box 247 Phoenix, MD 21131 Phoenix, MD 21131 IMPORTANT: The return address (at the top left of the envelope) must contain both the full first name and the full last name of the sender. Do not use initials. TextBehind will return mail that does not provide the sender's full first and last names. The state’s prisons for women have been using TextBehind since February 2020. Here’s how it works: Offender mail is addressed and delivered to TextBehind. TextBehind will make digital copies of the contents. TextBehind will forward the digital files to the prison. The prison will print acceptable pages and deliver them to the offender. You may also download the TextBehind app to send mail by a smartphone or computer, avoiding paper mail sent via the U.S. Postal Service. Offenders will continue to receive all acceptable contents of the mail you send — letters, photos, cards, artwork, etc. For more information about TextBehind, including a short video, click here. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions. TextBehind will not accept packages or legal mail. For more information on sending packages or legal mail, see the FAQs. You can also contact the prison where the offender is currently assigned. All Prison facilities encourage family and friends to write to offenders. For security reasons, all incoming mail is checked to see if it contains any illegal or unauthorized items. Outgoing mail from offenders may also be checked. Personal letters will not be read unless the officer-in-charge or designee has reason to believe the letter contains threats of harm or criminal activity, escape plans or plans to violate prison rules. If the officer-in-charge decides to delay or not deliver the letter to the offender, the offender will be told in writing the reason for this action. Incoming mail from lawyers, any legal aid service assisting offenders, or state and federal court officials must be opened in the presence of the offender before it is checked for illegal or unauthorized items. For information regarding sending money to offenders, ordering packages for offenders or about the offender telephone system, please click the links. Overview Caswell Correctional Center, near Yanceyville, is a medium security prison for adult males. Offenders may be assigned to work on Department of Transportation road squads. They may also work in the prison, typically as kitchen help or keeping the prison clean and in repair. For two years in the late 1990s, as many as 88 prisoners worked on offender construction crews to build the 600-man housing unit at the nearby Dan River Prison Work Farm. Piedmont Community College works with the prison to provide vocational courses including welding, HVAC technology, horticulture and industrial maintenance technology. Offenders with less than a high school education may participate in GED preparatory classes or remedial education. Offenders are also given an opportunity to participate in Bible study and worship services. In 1997, Piedmont CC began to provide instruction in electrical and pneumatic tool repair. Offenders who complete this program are put to work in a small tool repair program, repairing tools for the Department of Transportation and other public agencies. Caswell was one of 51 county prisons for which the state assumed responsibility with the passage of the Conner Bill in 1931. It was one of 61 field unit prisons renovated or built during the late 1930s to house offenders who worked on building roads. Like many of the era's prisons, Caswell also had a farm worked by the offenders to supply the prison kitchen. The prison farm operated into the 1960s.