Caldwell Correctional Center – North Carolina

Looking for somebody at Caldwell Correctional Center? Caldwell Correctional Center is a correctional facility in the North Carolina state prison system. This guide will tell you information about everything related to Caldwell Correctional Center,like: How to do a prison inmate search. Visitation information. The address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Caldwell Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1938
Type: Male
State: North Carolina
County: Caldwell
DOC: North Carolina Division of Prisons
Security Level: Minimum
Warden Name: Chad Towery

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Contact Information

Here you have the mailing address and street address for Caldwell Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to someone at Caldwell Correctional Center, and make sure to use the street address if you want to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page before you send a letter or package to a prisoner to make sure that you correctly address it, and follow the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the appropriate steps, it could not get to the inmate.

Caldwell Correctional Center
480 Pleasant Hill Road
Lenoir NC, 28645

Street Address / Prison location


Caldwell Correctional Center
480 Pleasant Hill Road
Lenoir NC, 28645

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information further down on this page if you are going to go to visit someone in prison at Caldwell Correctional Center.

Caldwell Correctional Center
480 Pleasant Hill Road
Lenoir NC, 28645


From Lenoir, take U.S. 321 south to Mt. Hermon Road. Turn right on Mt. Hermon Road and go to the next stoplight, turn right onto 321A. Go two blocks, then turn left onto Pleasant Hill Road. The unit is about one mile down the road on the right.

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Phone Number

Caldwell Correctional Center prisoners don’t have telephones, so you can’t call prisoners, but, there are cases when it might be useful to know the telephone number to the facility.

Caldwell Correctional Center prisoners may be able to make calls with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax inmates, but there are cases when it might be necessary to know the fax machine number to Caldwell Correctional Center.

Email Address

This is the general email address for Caldwell Correctional Center. You won’t be able to reach prisoners at this email address. If you want to send an email to an inmate, go to the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 182
Total Staff: 58

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate you must follow an specific process to ensure that the email letter gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that are necessary to follow when mailing a letter or package to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then what you sent might not get delivered.

before you send a letter or package, be sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility guards open and inspect and read all received general mail. Incoming general mail is able to be read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep security and safety or monitor problems regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the correct format for how you must address mail to a state prison inmate at Caldwell Correctional Center:

Caldwell Correctional Center
480 Pleasant Hill Road
Lenoir NC, 28645

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary that serves to provide an account for inmate money and for purchasing things not issued to inmates by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can send funds to prisoner’s accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send inmates funds in the mail and have to send funds to the following address and follow the steps listed below:

The deposit have to be in a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day holding period, and during this hold period the prisoner will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have appropriate inmate information if the envelope has an adequate return address. Checks and cash cannot be accepted so do not send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often changed to different prisons in the state, so sometimes you might need to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate an North Carolina prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other North Carolina state prisons: North Carolina State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Caldwell Correctional Center, make sure you be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visitation for inmates housed in Regular Population is permitted Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. (2 hours) and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (2 hours) for a total of four (4) visiting periods per week. A total of three (3) approved visitors will be permitted to visit an inmate at a designated day and visiting period each weekend. Inmates are assigned to visiting period groups by the first letter of their last name. The four (4) visiting period group assignments are A through D, E through L, M through R, and S through Z. Some visiting periods may be more advantageous than others for visitors. In order to permit all visitors an equal opportunity to visit, each visiting period group assignment will be rescheduled on a monthly basis. The visiting schedule is shown below.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every North Carolina state prison has its own rules for prison visits and they get changed regularly. The rules below might be changed when you are reading this, so make sure to also go to Caldwell Correctional Center’s official website to find the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will make sure all visitors sign the prison visitors log when they enter the facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo identification of visitors is required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state picture I.D. is acceptable.

For all of the things listed below, check out the main prison facility website as this info changes often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Info about Caldwell Correctional Center prison records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Details about Caldwell Correctional Center death row will be posted ASAP.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


More information about North Carolina parole process coming soon.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about release procedures coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about what life is like at Caldwell Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A section on news at Caldwell Correctional Center coming.


A section with photos of Caldwell Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Caldwell Correctional Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Caldwell Correctional Center.

If you have any photos of Caldwell Correctional Center that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a prison job? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, go to:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to tell about all about it

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Family Resources

Information about family resources to be added later.


A section with the history of Caldwell Correctional Center coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Caldwell Correctional Center inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other North Carolina State Prisons: North Carolina State Prisons

Caldwell Correctional Center Links

The official website:

North Carolina Division of Prisons Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Caldwell Correctional Center

Have you ever been a prisoner in Caldwell Correctional Center? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this correctional facility?

If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at this facility, post your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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