NCDPS - Caswell Correctional Center

State Prison

Last Updated: February 13, 2024
444 County Home Rd, Blanch, NC 27379

Caswell CI is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at Caswell CI on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 336-694-4531.

Located at 444 County Home Rd in Blanch, NC, Caswell CI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Caswell CI offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on NCDPS - Caswell Correctional Center so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

Caswell Correctional Center, located near Yanceyville, serves as a medium security prison for adult males. Initially established as one of the 51 county prisons assumed by the state in 1931, Caswell underwent significant transformations over the years. Originally functioning as a farm-focused facility for misdemeanants, it transitioned to housing medium and minimum custody inmates together in 1968.

The prison's historical evolution reflects the era's emphasis on inmate labor, with the farm operating into the 1960s and inmates contributing to road construction efforts. As Caswell expanded its capabilities, new structures were erected, including a dining hall in the 1950s, a recreation building, and a segregation unit with 24 single cells supervised by correction engineers in the 1970s.

In response to the increasing inmate population, significant expansions were undertaken. A 104-bed inmate dormitory and support buildings were added in January 1989, funded as part of an emergency prison development program. Further legislative allocations in 1990 facilitated the construction of additional dormitories, an administration building, operations center, and dining hall, culminating in an increase in staff and a maximum population of 484 inmates by January 1993.

Work assignments at Caswell are diverse, offering inmates opportunities for skill development and vocational training. Inmates may work on one of seven Department of Transportation road squads, clearing roadways under supervision, or engage in facility maintenance tasks such as kitchen duties or custodial work. Additionally, vocational courses offered through Piedmont Community College cover a range of fields including welding, HVAC technology, horticulture, and industrial maintenance, providing inmates with valuable skills for reintegration into society.

Educational opportunities are also available, with GED preparatory classes and remedial education programs offered to inmates with less than a high school education. Piedmont Community College's instructional programs expanded to include electrical and pneumatic tool repair, allowing participating inmates to engage in a tool repair program benefiting public agencies.

Throughout its history, Caswell has adapted to meet evolving needs, housing construction crews for nearby projects and collaborating with educational institutions to enhance rehabilitation efforts. The emphasis on inmate education, vocational training, and practical work assignments underscores the prison's commitment to preparing individuals for successful reentry into the community.

Inmate Locator

Caswell CI maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

Visits to NCDPS offenders are by appointment only. Call the prison where the offender is housed to schedule an appointment. Visitors should call the prison the day before a scheduled visit to confirm the facility's visitation status. Also, video visitation now is available at most but not all prisons, so family and friends may be able to do a virtual visit if they prefer. Call the prison for additional information on video visitation at the facility.
Visitation by family and friends is encouraged and can make a positive difference during an offender's time in prison. Prison staff understand the importance of offenders maintaining contact with their family and friends. However, offenders can not be assigned to specific facilities within the prison system for the convenience of visitation.

For more information regarding prisons and visitation, please read the Handbook for Family and Friends of Offenders.
The increased safety and security measures are implemented to address, and ultimately eliminate, the introduction of contraband into state prisons. Any refusal to comply with all search procedures will result in the denial of entrance into the facility. Cell phones are considered contraband and are prohibited from all prison facilities. Appropriate attire is required.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.