Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution

Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution is a medium security facility housing male inmates. It sits on a 100-acre tract of land beside the Avery and Mitchell County line. The prison is designed with three dormitory-style units, supported by a central administration building and 40 segregation cells. In 1992, a legislative study committee recommended building more efficient, larger prisons that would allow for the consolidation of small, older units. The General Assembly authorized construction of Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution in 1995. Watauga and Yancey correctional centers closed in late 1998 and early 1999. The prison's employees were assigned to work at Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution and nearby prisons. Avery Correctional Center continued to operate to house inmates working construction and cleanup until September 1999. The prison's three dormitories are named Avery, Watauga and Yancey for the three facilities that were consolidated. The prison cost $26.7 million to build. Inmate assignments include Department of Transportation, as well as the prison's kitchen, clothes house, maintenance and janitorial positions. Inmates participate in the educational and vocational training offered through Mayland Community College.

Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution Contact Details

Address: 600 Amity Park Road, Avery And Mitchell, NC
City: Spruce Pine
Zip: 28777
Phone 1: 828-765-0229
Type: State Prison

Mailing to Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Monday Spacial Visits 9:00 AM - 10 AM
10:00 - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday Spacial Visits 9:00 AM - 10 AM
10:00 - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday Spacial Visits 9:00 AM - 10 AM
10:00 - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday Spacial Visits 9:00 AM - 10 AM
10:00 - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 p.m.
Friday Spacial Visits 9:00 AM - 10 AM
10:00 - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Avery Unit 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Watauga Unit 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Sunday Yancey Unit 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM