NCDPS - Dan River Prison Work Farm

State Prison

Last Updated: November 24, 2021
981 Murray Rd, Yanceyville, NC 27379
Mailing Address
Box 820, Yanceyville, NC 27379

Dan River Prison Farm is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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NCDPS - Dan River Prison Work Farm basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 336-694-1583

The inmates housed at Dan River Prison Farm located at 981 Murray Rd in Yanceyville, 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.

Dan River Prison Work Farm is a minimum security prison that houses 640 males. Inmates are housed in one large dormitory split into 10 housing areas. ​The Work Farm is located on a 187.5-acre site in the west central area of Caswell County, near the county seat of Yanceyville in Blanch, North Carolina. The prison was officially dedicated and designated operational on March 25, 1996. Effective July 1, 1998, the prison was realigned as part of the Piedmont Region.

Offenders can be assigned work detail that includes providing food services within the institution and working janitorial and building maintenance. In addition, some inmates may work off prison grounds under armed supervision cleaning roadways, other inmates may be chosen to work with the North Carolina Wildlife Commission working in parks and forestry land. The Correctional Enterprises program employs inmates in laundry and in construction projects for nearby facilities. Dan River Prison Work Farm allows inmates to receive vocational training in carpentry, horticulture, electrical, information technology, and masonry.

The prison operates with a staff of 166 employees representing custody, food service, medical, programs, fiscal and administrative, and has an annual operating budget of approximately 11.4 million dollars.

The modern and unique architecture of this new facility differs markedly from traditional prison structures and was designed to be built and maintained at less cost. The physical plans consist of an administration building, the central complex building comprised of food service, staff offices, visiting area, clothes house, and central control office, and segregation building. The dormitory building is 60,000 square feet under one roof. It contains 10 inmate housing areas, 10-day rooms, 2 canteens, 10 shower and lavatory areas, medical and programs departments, barber shop, library, classroom, chaplain's office, and two control rooms.

Dan River Prison Work Farm houses felon and misdemeanant minimum custody adult male offenders. Inmate work assignments include food service, maintenance, janitorial and other institutional jobs. Dan River Prison has three litter crews. The crews work in Alamance, Guilford, and Randolph counties.

Other assignments include working at Correction Enterprises Laundry, maintenance work at Caswell Correctional Center and the inmate construction program.

A joint venture with NC Wildlife Commission and Dan River Prison has offenders working restoring forest land, parks and lakes all across North Carolina.

In cooperation with Piedmont Community College, the facility operates the Roxboro Satellite Training Center, which uses the building that once housed Person Correctional Center. The Training Center's programs include carpentry, masonry, information systems technology, horticulture, basic electricity, and human resource development for 130 inmates.

NCDPS - Dan River Prison Work Farm - Inmate Rule Book
NCDPS - Dan River Prison Work Farm - Offender Family Services
NCDPS - Dan River Prison Work Farm - Inmate Programs

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NCDPS - Dan River Prison Work Farm 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 - Dan River Prison Work Farm - Visitation

Visitation - Visitation takes place in alphabetical order three times a day on Saturdays and Sundays. Inmates in segregation are allowed visitors on an appointment basis Monday through Friday.

The visitation policy requires all visitors to complete an application prior to visitation.

Directions - From East/Raleigh, take I-40 west. Take the Hillsborough exit. Proceed through Hillsborough onto NC 86 N. Take NC 86 N to Yanceyville. In Yanceyville, turn right onto NC 86 N toward Danville, Va. At the second stoplight (intersection of NC 86 and 158), turn right onto County Home Road. Go approximately a quarter-mile and turn left onto Murray Road. Follow Murray Road for approximately 1 mile. Dan River Prison is at the end of Murray Road.

From West/Greensboro, take I-40/85 east, then get on NC 29 N toward Danville, Va. In Reidsville, take the NC 158 exit to Yanceyville. Proceed through the stoplight (intersection of NC 86 and 158), onto County Home Road. Go approximately a quarter-mile, turn left onto Murray Road. Follow Murray Road for 1 mile. Dan River Prison is at the end of Murray Road.

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