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Burke County
State Prison

NCDPS - Foothills Correctional Institution is a high security facility, also known as a penitentiary. NCDPS - Foothills Correctional Institution has a reinforced perimeter. Inmates are either housed on their own or with another inmate. The safety of inmates is closely monitored, with a high number of staff and the movement of inmate movements around the facility closely managed.

Facility Details

5150 Western Avenue
Morganton , NC 28655
Visitation for regular population inmates: Tuesday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visitation for Minimum Custody Unit visits on Sunday beginning at 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., according to the first letter of the inmate's last name. Note: The visiting schedule for MCU alternates every two months. All visitors must submit a completed application, with picture identification to visit the inmate they desire to visit. Call for appointments must be made at least three (3) days in advance of the requested visitation session and can be made up to two (2) weeks in advance of the requested visitation session. Appointments may be scheduled Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm by calling (828) 438-6637. Inmates housed in segregation and inmates designated as non-contact visits are not allowed visits on Saturdays. Visits for these inmates may be scheduled Tuesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visitors should arrive at the Gatehouse at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visitation time, bring proper ID, and will be subjected to a "routine" search of their personal and possessions prior to the visit.