Central Prison

Central Prison in Raleigh has been in continuous service since 1884. It serves as the admission point into prison for adult male felons sentenced to 20 years or more, and is the main medical and mental health center for male offenders. It also houses special populations, including death row and safekeepers. While security requires that certain offenders remain in their cells, there are more than 260 offender job assignments that include working in the kitchen, laundry or canteen. Offenders also work as barbers, janitors and clerks. Offenders can attend substance abuse group therapy meetings, Bible studies or worship services.

Central Prison Contact Details

Address: 1300 Western Boulevard, Wake, NC
City: Raleigh
Zip: 27606
Phone 1: 919-733-0800
Type: State Prison

Mailing to Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Monday Units 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)
Tuesday Units 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)
Wednesday Units 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)
Thursday Units 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)
Friday Unit 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)
Saturday Unit 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)
Sunday Unit 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)