Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution – North Carolina

Know somebody in Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution?  Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution is a correctional institution in the state prison system in North Carolina.  This page will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution:  Find an inmate at Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution.  Visitation information.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  Sending money and mail.  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1999
Type: Male
State: North Carolina
County: Avery and Mitchell
DOC: North Carolina Division of Prisons
Security Level: Medium
Warden Name: Mike Ball

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Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate at Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page if you are going to send something to an inmate to learn how to correctly address the letter or package, and use the appropriate protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you do not follow the correct directions, the letter or package could not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution
600 Amity Park Road 
Spruce Pine NC, 28777

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution
600 Amity Park Road 
Spruce Pine NC, 28777

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 828-765-0229
Fax Number: 828-765-0946

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you are visiting an inmate. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections further down on this page if you are going to go to visit an inmate here.

Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution
600 Amity Park Road 
Spruce Pine NC, 28777

Directions

Travel Interstate 40 West to Exit 86. Turn right off exit ramp onto 226 North.
Continue north on 221/226 approximately 13 miles. Turn left on 226 North toward Spruce Pine.
Travel 226 North to 19E North. Travel 19E North approximately 4 miles. Turn right on Amity Park Road. Facility is at the end of the road.

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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t get to call an inmate, but, there are times when it is necessary to know the telephone number to Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution.
828-765-0229

Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution inmates can sometimes make calls using:

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

Fax Number

Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax a letter to an inmate, but there are times when it is useful to have the fax number to the facility.

828-765-0946

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email address for Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution. You can’t reach inmates at this email. If you are going to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 856
Total Staff: 328

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to make sure that the message is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners are not permitted to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a prisoner. If you do not then the mail might not be received.

Before you send anything, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution staff will open and read and inspect all received general mail. Received general packages and mail can be read as frequently as necessary to ensure safety and security or watch a problem confronting any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the format for how you should address a package or letter to a state prison inmate at Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution
600 Amity Park Road 
Spruce Pine NC, 28777

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary that serves to provide a bank-like account for inmate funds and for buying items not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may deposit money to these Commissary accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners funds by way of postal mail and will have to send it to the following address and do so in accordance with the steps listed below:

The money must be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, and during this hold period the inmate will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that do not have appropriate prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Cash and checks cannot be accepted so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often changed to different prisons throughout the North Carolina prison system, so sometimes you may have to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to find an Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution prisoner.
Inmate Search

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

North Carolina Division of Prisons Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution, make sure you be aware of the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

REGULAR POPULATION
Saturday
8:30am-10:30am Avery Unit
1:30pm-3:30pm Watauga Unit
Sunday
1:30pm-3:30pm Yancey Unit
Note: AMCI staff will begin registering visitors at 8:00am on Saturday morning and at 1:00pm on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
SEGREGATION
Segregated inmates may visit by appointment only, provided his visiting privileges have not been suspended. Inmates in segregation will be restricted to non-contact visits.
SECURITY THREAT GROUP (STG) INMATES
Any inmate that is a validated STG member level 3 or higher, must visit by appointment only and will be restricted to non-contact visits.
NON-CONTACT VISITS
All non-contact visits are by appointment only.
SPECIAL VISITS
Monday – Friday
9:00am-10:00am, 10:00am-11:00am, 1:00pm-2:00pm, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each correctional facility in North Carolina has its own policies for prison visits and these rules are changed regularly. The information listed here could be different by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also read Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution’s website to find the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will ensure every visitor signs the prison visitors log before they can enter the institution and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Picture ID of visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state picture id is acceptable.

For everything shown below, check the main prison facility site as this information is updated frequently:

  • 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

Info about Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution prison records coming soon.

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

Information about Avery/Mitchell 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.

Parole

Information 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.

Release

Information about release procedures for Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution coming soon.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about life at Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution coming soon.

  • 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.

News

A section on news at Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution coming.

Photos

Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution photos to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of Avery/Mitchell 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 correctional facility job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, click here: Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution Jobs

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Website

The official website: Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution Website

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.

Click here to leave a comment

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Family Resources

More information about Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution inmate family resources coming soon.

History

Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution history to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Avery/Mitchell 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.

Links

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

Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution Links

The official website: Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution Website
Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution Jobs

North Carolina Division of Prisons Links

North Carolina Division of Prisons Main Website
North Carolina Division of Prisons Prison Directory
North Carolina Division of Prisons Prison Map
North Carolina Division of Prisons Prison Jobs
North Carolina Division of Prisons Prison Inmate Search
North Carolina Division of Prisons Most Wanted

North Carolina Division of Prisons Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a North Carolina State Prison Inmate

Sending Mail to North Carolina State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to North Carolina State Prison Inmates
North Carolina State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution

Have you ever been a prisoner at Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this correctional facility?

If so, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to put in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are currently incarcerated at this prison, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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