NCDPS - Sanford Correctional Center

State Prison

Last Updated: April 29, 2020
Address
417 Advancement Center Rd, Sanford, NC 27330
Beds
302
County
Lee
Phone
919-776-4325
Fax
919-774-1866
Mailing Address
Box 2490, Sanford, NC 27330

Sanford CC is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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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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NCDPS - Sanford Correctional Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 919-776-4325

The inmates housed at Sanford CC located at 417 Advancement Center Rd in Sanford, 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.

Sanford Correctional Center is a minimum security prison that houses 298 adult male inmates. The majority of the inmates are assigned to jobs, and many of these inmates leave the prison to work off-site daily.

Sanford Correctional Center provides work opportunities for inmates that include road crews, recycling crews, culinary duties, landscaping, and custodial work. Inmates can also receive an adult basic education and obtain a GED while incarcerated here.

Inmates are assigned to one of the following jobs: Department of Transportation squads in Lee, Harnett and Moore counties, litter crews where a correctional officer supervises as many as 10 inmates in short-term manual labor for local and state agencies, Correction Enterprises Sign Recycling plant at the old Moore Correctional Center, labor contracts with local governments, and work release jobs in Lee County. Sanford Correctional Center provides the inmate workforce for the Office of Staff Development and Training located in Apex. All other inmates work on jobs at the prison in the kitchen, or as janitors or groundskeepers. Sanford Correctional Center offers a Masonry Program through Central Carolina Community College.

Night programs include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Yokefellow Bible study and religious services. Central Carolina Community College provides classes for adult education and preparation for GED tests.

HISTORY - Sanford was one of 61 field unit prisons renovated or built during the late 1930s to house inmates who worked building roads. It was later used as a training center for officers and, in the 1970s, was converted back to a prison field unit.

The General Assembly provided two 50-bed dormitories for Sanford as part of the $28.5 million Emergency Prison Facilities Development program authorized in 1987. Lawmakers provided two additional 50-bed dormitories as part of the $87.5 million prison construction program authorized in 1993.

The prison's original dormitory is still in use. Two dormitories opened in 1987 and two more in 1993. The four new dormitories each house 63 prisoners. the older unit houses 46.


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 - Sanford Correctional Center 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 aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

LIMITED VISITATION RESUMES OCT. 1, 2020

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 - Sanford Correctional Institution - Visitation

Visitation is on a monthly rotation by the first letter of the inmate's last name and is from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The schedule via alphabet is broken up A-D, E-K, L-Q, R-Z. Please call the facility for specific times at (919) 776-4325.

Special visits may be approved by the Superintendent or designee.

DIRECTIONS - Take U.S. 1 South to the Colon Road exit and turn left. Stay on Colon Road, which will become 7th Street. The unit is located on the right near the intersection of 7th Street and Bragg Street.

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