Sanford Correctional Center – North Carolina

Do you know somebody in Sanford Correctional Center? Sanford Correctional Center is a state correctional facility in the North Carolina Division of Prisons. This site tells you info about everything one might want to know about Sanford Correctional Center,like the following: Find an inmate at Sanford Correctional Center. Visitation policies and procedures. The address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Sanford Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1930s
Type: Male
State: North Carolina
County: Lee
DOC: North Carolina Division of Prisons
Security Level: Minimum
Warden Name: Jimmy Currin

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Contact Information

In this section you have the street address and mailing address for Sanford Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate at Sanford Correctional Center, and make sure to use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of Sanford Correctional Center.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page before you mail something to an inmate to make sure that you correctly address the item, and use the correct procedure for sending a letter or package. If you don’t use the correct protocol, the package or letter could get sent back.

Sanford Correctional Center
Box 2490
Sanford NC, 27330

Street Address / Prison location


Sanford Correctional Center
417 Advancement Center Road
Sanford NC, 27330

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are going to visit an inmate. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below before you go to visit an inmate at Sanford Correctional Center.

Sanford Correctional Center
417 Advancement Center Road
Sanford NC, 27330


Take U.S. 1 south, take the Colon Road exit and turn left. Stay on Colon Road, which will become 7th Street. The unit is located on the right near the intersection of 7th Street and Bragg Boulevard.

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Phone Number

Sanford Correctional Center inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, but, there are times when it is helpful to know the telephone number to the facility.

Prisoners can sometimes call out with:

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

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you can’t fax a letter to the inmate, but there are times when it may be necessary to know the fax machine number to Sanford Correctional Center.

Email Address

This email address is the general email for Sanford Correctional Center. You cannot email prisoners at this email address. If you are going to send an email to an inmate, read the Inmate Email section below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 302
Total Staff: 72

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate you must use an exact procedure to ensure that the message gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain rules that you have to follow when sending a package or letter to a inmate. If you don’t then the letters and packages might not make it there.

Before you send a package or letter, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution guards do open and read and inspect all received general mail. Received general mail is able to be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure safety and security or monitor a problem confronting any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you must address mail to a state prisoner at Sanford Correctional Center:

Sanford Correctional Center
Box 2490
Sanford NC, 27330

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates an account for inmate funds and for buying items not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may add money into these Commissary 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 money in the mail and will have to send funds to the following address and follow the steps provided below:

The money have to be a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, and during this period the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have appropriate prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and checks cannot be deposited so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently transported to various correctional facilities in the state, so you may have to look up where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to look up an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

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

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Sanford Correctional Center, be sure that you know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visitation is on a monthly rotation by the first letter of the inmate’s last name and is from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Our alphabet is broken up A-D, E-K, L-Q, R-Z. Please call the facility for specific times for the above alphabets at .

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each North Carolina prison has their own rules for prison visitation and they are changed regularly. The rules listed here could be different when you are reading this, so you should also check Sanford Correctional Center’s site to find the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log when they enter the prison and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Photo identification of all visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued picture id is OK.

For all of the points shown below, check the main correctional facility website as this info is updated 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 Sanford Correctional Center records to be added later.

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

More information about Sanford Correctional Center death row to be added later.

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


Details about North Carolina parole procedures 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.


Details about release procedures coming soon.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at Sanford Correctional Center coming.

  • 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.


Sanford Correctional Center news will be posted ASAP.


A Sanford Correctional Center photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a prison job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in your previous job?

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:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims 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.

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Family Resources

Information about resources for family members of inmates at Sanford Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.


Sanford Correctional Center history will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Sanford 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

Sanford Correctional Center Links

The official website:

North Carolina Division of Prisons Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Sanford Correctional Center

Have you ever been a prisoner at Sanford Correctional Center? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Sanford Correctional Center?

If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could put in your comment:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gang activity
  • Activities and programs

If you are an inmate at Sanford Correctional Center, post your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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