Central Prison

The Central Prison State Prison is located in Wake County, NC. The facility was opened in 1884. It has 1319 employees a capacity of 752 inmates. The population consists of male offenders.

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Mailing to Inmates and Staff

For sending parcels, please include the following info on the package:

Address 1:
  • Inmate Name, ID Number
  • ​Central Prison
  • 1300 Western Blvd.
  • Raleigh, NC 27606

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
MondayUnits 1, 2, 3 & 5:
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM (Legal Visits Only)

Units 4 & 6:
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM (Legal Visits Only)
TuesdayUnits 1, 2, 3 & 5:
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM (Legal Visits Only)

Units 4 & 6:
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM (Legal Visits Only)
WednesdayUnits 1 & 2 (Control Segregation):
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Family Visits Only)

Units 4 & 6 (Control/Segregation):
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Family Visits Only)
ThursdayUnits 1, 2, 3 & 5:
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM (Legal Visits Only)

Units 4 & 6:
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM (Legal Visits Only)
FridayUnit 3 (Death Row):
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Family Visits Only)

Units 4 & 6:
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Family Visits Only)
SaturdayUnit 2 (Processing/Safekeeping):
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Family Visits Only)

Units 4 & 6:
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Family Visits Only)
SundayUnit 5 (Regular Population):
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Family Visits Only)

Units 4 (Hospital) & Unit 6 (Mental Health):
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Family Visits Only)

Central Prison Contact Details

Address: 1300 Western Boulevard, Wake County, NC
City: Raleigh
Zip: 27606
Phone 1: 919-733-0800
Fax 1: 919-715-2645
Type: State Prison
Inmate Gender: Male Offenders
Capacity: 752