Winston-Salem, NC Forsyth Correctional Center View

Forsyth Correctional Center in Winston-Salem is a minimum security prison for adult males. The offenders are assigned to work release jobs, including community work squads and Department of Transportation road squads. Offenders take education courses through study release opportunities. Various on-unit jobs as janitors, maintenance workers and kitchen help are also available. Surry Community College works with offenders to provide vocational training, as well as educational courses, at Dobson Educational Center. Various on-unit programs include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, the department's Drug Alcohol Recovery Treatment (DART) program, DART 24, DART pre-release, Think Smart, Character Education and Project Re-Entry. A chapel, dedicated in 1987, was built with funds donated by 100 churches in the community. Area churches also provide three full-time chaplains who work with inmates and lead Sunday religious services that are open to offenders and their families. The prison has religious programming that includes two Bible study classes, Yokefellow, Gideons, and Muslim services. Forsyth was one of 51 county prisons the state assumed responsibility of with the passage of the Conner Bill in 1931. It was one of 61 field unit prisons renovated or built during the late 1930's to house offenders who worked building roads. Offenders primarily worked on state road construction crews until 1968, when the prison became an advancement center designated to provide pre-release training. Offenders were first assigned to work release at that time. A modular dormitory erected in 1978 was expected to last 5-10 years. It remained operational until 1998, when it was replaced by a new modular unit. Lawmakers provided a 100 bed dormitory addition at Forsyth as part of a $28.5 million emergency Prison Facilities Development program authorized in 1987..

Mailing to Forsyth Correctional Center Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

How to Send Money to Forsyth Correctional Center

Family and friends can send money to inmates at Forsyth Correctional Center through approved methods to help them purchase essential items from the commissary.