NCDPS - Mountain View Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: December 03, 2021
545 Amity Park Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Mountain View CI is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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NCDPS - Mountain View 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: 828-766-2555

The inmates housed at Mountain View CI located at 545 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.

Mountain View Correctional Institution is located in Spruce Pine North Carolina. It is a medium security correctional facility that houses 884 adult male offenders. At one time Mountain View Correctional Institution was a privately run facility. Today the North Carolina Department of Corrections has assumed ownership and control of the facility.

Mountain View Correctional Institution opened in December 1998 as a private prison owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America. On October 1, 2000, the Department of Correction assumed operating control of the prison, and the state later purchased the facility from CCA.

Mountain View Correctional Institution has been designated to accommodate adjudicated adult offenders in a single-cell setting, a segregation unit and an Intensive Control unit. The entire facility is encircled with an electronic intrusion, taut wire security system.

Offenders are secured in single cells, surrounded by a razor wire fence with an electronic detection system. Inmates at Mountain View Correctional Institution can work supportive jobs within the institution including custodial work, kitchen and food preparation, and laundry. Furthermore, inmates who do not possess a high school diploma may take courses to earn a GED. Basic medical and dental care is available to all inmates, and mental health treatment/substance abuse treatment is also available.

NCDPS - Mountain View Correctional Institution - Inmate Rule Book
NCDPS - Mountain View Correctional Institution - Offender Family Services
NCDPS - Mountain View 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 - Mountain View 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.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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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 - Mountain View Correctional Institution - Visitation

General Population Inmates: The visitation schedule is based on the first letter of the inmate's last name. Visitor groups will rotate every four months. It is the responsibility of the visitor to ensure they are present at the correct time. Groups, times, and months are as follows:

January through April -- A-G Saturday 1-3PM, H-M Sunday 8-10, N-Z Sunday 1-3

May through August -- A-G: Sunday, 1 - 3 p.m.; H-M: Saturday, 1 - 3 p.m.; N-Z: Sunday, 8 - 10 a.m.

September through December -- A-G: Sunday, 8 - 10 a.m.; H-M: Sunday, 1 - 3 p.m.; N-Z: Saturday, 1 - 3 p.m.

Special Visits for Regular Population Inmates: Inmates who are housed in the regular population may request special visits. Approval or disapproval for all special visits will be based on the security needs of this facility.

Special visits may be requested for attorneys, clergy and immediate family. Special visits must be arranged at a minimum of 24 hours in advance and no more than eight days in advance. They occur Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Special visits for family purposes are expected to occur during regular visitation; therefore, special visits are only authorized every 90 days. Requests for a special visit must be approved through the administrative secretary. Visitation will not occur on holidays unless approved by the prison superintendent.

Segregation Inmates: Inmates who are assigned to segregation status or pose other identified security concerns will receive visits by appointment only in the non-contact visitation area. These visits must be approved by the segregation supervisor and have a maximum duration of one hour and will occur between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Inmates housed in segregation will receive no more than one visit per week.


From Raleigh and points east, take Interstate 40 West to Marion (Exit 86). At Marion, take Hwy. 226 North toward Spruce Pine. Follow 226 North into Spruce Pine and turn right onto Hwy. 19E. Go four miles then turn right onto Amity Park Road. Mountain View Correctional Institution is on the left.

From Asheville and points west, take I-40 East to the Marion/Spruce Pine exit (Exit 86). Go North on 226/221 through Marion. When the road splits, follow 226 North to Spruce Pine. At the intersection of 226N and 19E, turn right at the stoplight. You will go approximately four miles. Mayland Community College is on the left and approximately ½ mile past the exit you will turn right on to Amity Park Road. Mountain View Correctional Institution is on the left.

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