NCDPS - Alexander Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: January 03, 2022
633 Old Landfill Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681

Alexander CI is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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NCDPS - Alexander Correctional Institution basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 828-632-1331

The inmates housed at Alexander CI located at 633 Old Landfill Rd in Taylorsville, NC are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Alexander Correctional Institution is located in Taylorsville North Carolina. It is a close custody facility, which is more restrictive then Medium custody. Offenders are held in single cells and are under armed supervision and closely watched. Inmates at this institution have been convicted of a very serious crime, or have shown a willingness to disobey correctional rules. Additionally, inmates who continue to present a challenge to management may be held in one of the 128 segregation cells. Offenders at Alexander Correctional Institution are placed in one of four units. The unit the inmate is assigned to will be based on their security needs, the programs they are participating in, and any work detail they are assigned to. Alexander Correctional Institution participates in the Correctional Enterprise program which allows inmates in the Green unit to work in a furniture plant and other institutional jobs. Inmates in residential or outpatient mental health treatment programs are housed in the Red unit.

Blue Unit houses inmates with chronic health issues, new admissions into the institution, inmates being released from segregation or control status and inmates assigned to unit specific jobs. Green Unit houses inmates assigned to the Correctional Enterprise Furniture plant and inmates assigned to institutional job and program assignments. Red Unit houses inmates assigned to the Residential mental health program, inmates with specific and segregation janitorial jobs and inmates assigned to outpatient mental health status. The Segregation unit houses inmates assigned to Administrative and Disciplinary segregation as well as inmates on Intensive and Maximum control.

In 2007, a Correction Enterprise Plant that constructs both case goods and upholstered furniture began operation in the vocational space within the prison. Staff from Catawba Valley Community College conducts an instruction program working with enterprise staff to train inmates in the manufacturing process. Instructors from CVCC also provide instruction for the inmate population for basic education, GED prep, computer application, commercial cleaning and horticulture technology.

NCDPS - Alexander Correctional Institution - Inmate Rule Book
NCDPS - Alexander Correctional Institution - Offender Family Services
NCDPS - Alexander Correctional Institution – Inmate Programs

Local calls will be a flat rate of $1.25
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NCDPS - Alexander Correctional Institution is a facility in the North Carolina Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information


The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice will resume limited visitation at all state prisons effective Oct. 1, 2020 with significant restrictions due to the pandemic. Visitation was suspended in all state prisons on March 16, 2020, with the exception of legal and pastoral visits, to help prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The health and safety of employees and offenders in our care are the top priorities of the Department of Public Safety. For information on coronavirus and how to protect yourself, please go the NC Department of Health and Human Services website.

Visitation Information

NCDPS - Alexander Correctional Institution - Visitation

Visitation is by appointment only. Attorney, non-contact, infirmary, clergy and media visits will occur Monday – Thursday (8:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m., 1 – 3 p.m.).

Monday – Thursday visits must be scheduled at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the proposed visit and no greater than seven (7) days from the visit.

Non-contact visits will last for one (1) hour.

Attorney/media representatives must fax a letter on their appropriate letterhead stating the inmate that he/she would like to visit and the requested date and time of the visit. When approval is granted, the attorney/media representative will be notified of the time and the approximate duration of the visit.

Friday and Saturday visits will be contact visits for inmates housed on the Blue, Green and Red Units and will be consistent with the rotating schedule already in place.

  • January – March 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Blue Unit
  • July – September 1:30– 3:30 p.m. Upper Red Unit, Green Unit – B Wing Lower Red Unit Green Unit – B,C,D,E,F Wings
  • April – June 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Lower Red Unit
  • October – December Green Unit – B,C,D,E,F Wings 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Blue Unit Upper Red Unit Green Unit – A Wing

Approved visitors must contact the Visitation Appointment Officer by 5 p.m. (Wednesday) each week to schedule a Friday visit and by 5 p.m. (Thursday) to schedule a Saturday visit.

Visitors may only schedule a Friday or Saturday visit during the week of the proposed visit. To schedule a visit, you may contact the Visitation Appointment Officer at (828) 632-1379. If the person is not in, you may leave a message on the answering machine with your name, name of the inmate and OPUS Number of the inmate which you are requesting to visit, the day/time of the requested visit and the telephone number you can be reached at. The Visitation Appointment Officer will inform you if the visit has been approved.

A valid photo identification card must be presented by anyone (16 years or older) arriving at the institution to visit with an inmate.

Alexander CI is located on Old Landfill Road off of Macedonia Church Road in Taylorsville.

DIRECTIONS - From Interstate 40 in Statesville, take the Taylorsville Exit. At the stop sign, take a right onto US 64 West. Go approximately 17 miles to Taylorsville. Once in Taylorsville, take a right on to the exit before the bridge and proceed up the ramp. Take a left at the stoplight (NC 16 South). Go approximately one mile and turn left onto Macedonia Church Road. Take the next right onto Old Landfill Road. Go approximately one-half mile and the prison will be located on the right.

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