Alexander Correctional Institution – North Carolina

Looking for someone incarcerated at Alexander Correctional Institution?  Alexander Correctional Institution is a state correctional facility in the North Carolina Division of Prisons.  This guide will tell you all about anything you might want to know about Alexander Correctional Institution such as the following:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The address and phone number at Alexander Correctional Institution  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Alexander Correctional Institution.  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Alexander Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 2004
Type: Male
State: North Carolina
County: Alexander
DOC: North Carolina Division of Prisons
Security Level: Close
Warden Name: Keith Whitener

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Contact Information

Below is the mailing address and street address for Alexander Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to someone at Alexander Correctional Institution, and be sure to use the street address if you need to know the actual location of Alexander Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner so that you correctly write the address, and use the appropriate steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not follow the correct directions, the package or letter might not get delivered.

Alexander Correctional Institution
633 Old Landfill Rd 
Taylorsville NC, 28681

Street Address / Prison Location


Alexander Correctional Institution
633 Old Landfill Rd 
Taylorsville NC, 28681

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 828-632-1331
Fax: 828-632-1345

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you are visiting an inmate. You should also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections on this page if you are going to visit a prisoner.

Alexander Correctional Institution
633 Old Landfill Rd 
Taylorsville NC, 28681


Alexander CI is located on Old Landfill Road off of Macedonia Church Road in Taylorsville. From Interstate 40 in Statesville, take the Taylorsville Exit. At the stop sign, take a right onto US 64 West. Go approximately 17 miles to Taylorsville. Once in Taylorsville, take a right on to the exit before the bridge and proceed up the ramp. Take a left at the stoplight (NC 16 South). Go approximately one mile and turn left onto Macedonia Church Road. Take the next right onto Old Landfill Road. Go approximately one-half mile and the prison will be located on the right.

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Phone Number

Prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call inmates, however, there are some times when it might be useful to know the telephone number to the prison.

State prison inmates may be able to make calls using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax an inmate, but there are times when it might be necessary to have the fax number to the facility.


Email Address

This is the main email address for Alexander Correctional Institution. You can’t reach inmates at this email address. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1000
Total Staff: 450

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to an inmate at Alexander Correctional Institution you must follow an specific process to ensure that the letter gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates don’t have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that are necessary to follow when sending a package or letter to a state prison inmate. If you do not then letter or package might not get delivered.

Before you send a package or letter, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility officials will open and inspect all incoming general mail. Incoming general packages and mail may be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security or monitor any problems regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the format for how you have to address a letter or package to an inmate at Alexander Correctional Institution:

Alexander Correctional Institution
633 Old Landfill Rd 
Taylorsville NC, 28681

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary that was started to provide inmates a bank account for inmate funds and for buying items not provided by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may deposit funds to these Commissary accounts with Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send inmates money by way of the postal service and have to send funds to the address below and follow the steps provided below:

The deposit must be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day holding period, and in this time the inmate will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return money orders that don’t have correct inmate info provided the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Checks and cash won’t be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are frequently changed to different prisons in the state, so sometimes you may have to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to find an Alexander Correctional Institution prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other North Carolina state prisons: North Carolina State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Alexander Correctional Institution, make sure you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visitation is by appointment only. Attorney, non-contact, infirmary, clergy and media visits will occur Monday – Thursday (8:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m., 1 – 3 p.m.). The Monday – Thursday visits must be scheduled at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the proposed visit and no greater than seven (7) days from the visit. Non-contact visits will last for one (1) hour. Attorney/media representatives must fax a letter on their appropriate letterhead stating the inmate that he/she would like to visit and the requested date and time of the visit. When approval is granted, the attorney/media representative will be notified of the time and the approximate duration of the visit.
Friday and Saturday visits will be contact visits for inmates housed on the Blue, Green and Red Units and will be consistent with the rotating schedule already in place.
January – March 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Blue Unit
July – September Upper Red Unit Green Unit – B Wing
1:30– 3:30 p.m. Lower Red Unit Green Unit – B,C,D,E,F Wings
April – June 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Lower Red Unit
October – December Green Unit – B,C,D,E,F Wings
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Blue Unit Upper Red Unit Green Unit – A Wing

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has its own procedures for prison visitation and these rules are changed often. The information below might be different since this was written, so you should also read Alexander Correctional Institution’s website to read the most up to date rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer will ensure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they can enter the correctional facility and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Picture ID of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo ID is acceptable.

For everything listed below, go to the official correctional facility site as this information changes often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Alexander Correctional Institution records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

More information about Alexander Correctional Institution death row to be added later.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Info about North Carolina parole procedures to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Info about getting released from Alexander Correctional Institution to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about prison life to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A news section coming soon.


A photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Alexander Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Alexander Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of Alexander Correctional Institution that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

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Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

More information about Alexander Correctional Institution inmate family resources will be posted ASAP.


Alexander Correctional Institution history coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Alexander Correctional Institution inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other North Carolina State Prisons: North Carolina State Prisons

Alexander Correctional Institution Links

North Carolina Division of Prisons Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Alexander Correctional Institution

Have you ever been incarcerated in Alexander Correctional Institution? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about your prison experience so others can learn what to expect.

What to write in your comment:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are an inmate here, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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  1. Sandra T. says:

    My name is Mrs. Sandra T. and I have been trying to get in touch with Ms. Jenkins about my son Paul E. #140xxxx about is release date. She has not contacted me in fact she claims to be too busy to speak with me about my son. I know that my son is in there for not following the law but that doesn’t give anyone the right to be ruin to the parents.

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