NCDPS - Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: December 07, 2022
600 Amity Park Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Avery & Mitchell

Avery-Mitchell CI is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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NCDPS - Avery-Mitchell 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: 828-765-0229

The inmates housed at Avery-Mitchell CI located at 600 Amity Park Rd in Spruce Pine, 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.

Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution is a medium security facility housing male inmates. It sits on a 100-acre tract of land beside the Avery and Mitchell County line. The prison is designed with three units, dormitory style, supported by a central administration building and 40 segregation cells. The prison's three dormitories are named Avery, Watauga, and Yancey for the three facilities that were consolidated.

Inmate assignments include 96 Department of Transportation positions supervised by armed correctional officers, as well as work in the prison's kitchen, clothes house, maintenance, and janitorial positions. Inmates participate in the educational and vocational training offered through Mayland Community College.

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

Local calls will be a flat rate of $1.25
All long distance calls will be a flat rate of $3.40

Inmate Locator

NCDPS - Avery-Mitchell 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 - Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution - Visitation

Visitation for inmates at Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution is determined by their housing assignments as follows:

Regular Population

  • Saturday: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m,. Avery Unit; 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Watauga Unit
  • Sunday: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Yancey Unit
  • Note: AMCI staff will begin registering visitors at 8 a.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Segregation: Segregated inmates may visit by appointment only, provided his visiting privileges have not been suspended. Inmates in segregation will be restricted to non-contact visits.

Security Threat Group (STG) Inmates: Visits to inmates who are a validated STG member Level 3 or higher must be done by appointment only and will be restricted to non-contact visits.

Non-Contact Visits: All non-contact visits are by appointment only.

Special Visits: Monday – Friday 9 -10 a.m., 10 - 11 a.m., 1 -2 p.m., 2 - 3 p.m.

AMCI: Special Affairs staff must approve all special visits. If you would like to make an appointment for a special visit, please call (828) 765-0229, ext. 506.

DIRECTIONS - Travel Interstate 40 West to Exit 86. Turn right off exit ramp onto 226 North. Continue north on 221/226 approximately 13 miles. Turn left on 226 North toward Spruce Pine. Travel 226 North to 19E North. Travel 19E North approximately 4 miles. Turn right on Amity Park Road. The facility is at the end of the road.

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