NCDPS - Lincoln Correctional Center

State Prison

Last Updated: February 14, 2024
464 Roper Dr, Lincolnton, NC 28092

Lincoln CC 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 - minimum 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 Lincoln CC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 704-735-0485.

Located at 464 Roper Dr in Lincolnton, NC, Lincoln CC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Lincoln CC 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 - Lincoln 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.

The LCC stands as a minimum-security facility catering to adult male inmates. Established in 1939, it was part of a concerted effort during the late 1930s to renovate or construct 61 field unit prisons, primarily to accommodate inmates involved in road construction projects.

The prison's original dormitory, dating back to its inception, remains in active use to this day, a testament to its enduring legacy. Over the years, various enhancements have been made to the facility, including the addition of a dormitory funded by the General Assembly in 1985 as part of the South Piedmont Consent Decree construction program. This initiative, amounting to $10 million, also saw the completion of auxiliary structures such as a multipurpose building, a recreation facility, and a Correction Enterprise shirt plant, underscoring the prison's evolution.

In June 1987, the trajectory of Lincoln took a new turn when the existing building was repurposed into a medium-security prison, expanding its operational scope to accommodate adult male inmates of varying security classifications. Furthermore, it initiated an Ink Printer Cartridge Inmate Program, aimed at providing vocational opportunities for the incarcerated population, fostering skill development and productivity.

Lincoln Correctional Center plays an integral role in supplying labor for Department of Transportation road squads operating across several counties, including Catawba, Lincoln, Gaston, Cleveland, and Mecklenburg. This involvement underscores the institution's commitment to leveraging inmate labor for community service initiatives, contributing to infrastructure development and maintenance across the region.

Inmate Locator

Lincoln CC 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.

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