Forsyth Correctional Center – North Carolina

Know somebody in Forsyth Correctional Center?  Forsyth Correctional Center is a state prison in the North Carolina state prison system, which is part of the North Carolina Division of Prisons.  This guide tells you all about anything you might need to know about Forsyth Correctional Center:  How to do a prison inmate search.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The prison’s address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Forsyth Correctional Center
Type: Male
State: North Carolina
County: Forsyth
DOC: North Carolina Division of Prisons
Security Level: Minimum
Warden Name: Benita J. Witherspoon

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Contact Information

Below is the mailing address and street address for Forsyth Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to a prisoner at Forsyth Correctional Center, and be sure to use the street address if you need to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page before you send something to an inmate to make sure that you correctly address the package or letter, and do the right protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t follow the correct protocol, it might not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Forsyth Correctional Center
307 Craft Drive 
Winston-Salem NC, 27105

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Forsyth Correctional Center
307 Craft Drive 
Winston-Salem NC, 27105

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 336-896-7041
Fax Number: 336-896-7045

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you are going to visit an inmate. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings on this page before you go to visit an inmate here.

Forsyth Correctional Center
307 Craft Drive 
Winston-Salem NC, 27105

Directions

Take Business-40 to downtown Winston-Salem. Take Cherry Street North. The prison is located at Cherry Street and Craft Drive (next to the Department of Transportation)

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Phone Number

Forsyth Correctional Center inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you can’t call the inmate, but, there are times when it is useful to know the phone number to Forsyth Correctional Center.
336-896-7041

Forsyth Correctional Center prisoners can sometimes call out using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Forsyth Correctional Center prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to an inmate, but there are cases when it is useful to know the fax machine number to Forsyth Correctional Center.

336-896-7045

Email Address

This email address is the general email address for the facility. You won’t be able to email inmates at this email. If you want to find out how to send an email to an inmate, read the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate at Forsyth Correctional Center you must use an specific procedure to make sure that the email gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important protocols that you have to follow when sending postal mail to a state prisoner. If you don’t then the letters and packages might not be received.

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards do open and read and inspect all received general mail and packages. Incoming general postal correspondence is able to be read as frequently as is necessary to keep security or watch any problems regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the format for how you have to address a letter to a prisoner at Forsyth Correctional Center:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Forsyth Correctional Center
307 Craft Drive 
Winston-Salem NC, 27105

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates a bank-like account for prisoner money and for buying things not issued to inmates by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may add money to inmate’s accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates money in the postal service and have to send the moneyh to this address and do so in accordance with the policies written below:

The funds 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 processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, and in this time the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that do not have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Cash and checks can’t be accepted for deposit so do not send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often transported to different prison facilities throughout the North Carolina prison system, so you may have to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to look up an state 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 go to visit an inmate at Forsyth Correctional Center, be sure that you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Forsyth Correctional Center Inmate Visitation Instructions

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each state prison has its own policies for inmate visitation and they get changed frequently. The policies listed below might be different when you are reading this, so make sure to also read Forsyth Correctional Center’s site to get the most up to date rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log before they can enter the prison and upon leaving.

Identification Required

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

For everything shown below, read the actual prison facility website because 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

More information about Forsyth Correctional Center 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

More information about Forsyth Correctional Center death row will be posted ASAP.

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

Parole

Section about North Carolina parole procedures will be posted ASAP.

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

Section about release procedures for Forsyth Correctional Center coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Info about life at Forsyth Correctional Center coming.

  • 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 news section to be added later.

Photos

A section with photos of Forsyth Correctional Center coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Forsyth Correctional Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Forsyth Correctional Center.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility previously?

If so, click here: Forsyth Correctional Center Jobs

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Website

The official website: Forsyth Correctional Center 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.

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Family Resources

Info about Forsyth Correctional Center inmate family resources coming.

History

A Forsyth Correctional Center history section to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Forsyth Correctional Center 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

Forsyth Correctional Center Links

The official website: Forsyth Correctional Center Website
Forsyth Correctional Center Jobs

Visitation Policy

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 Forsyth Correctional Center

Have you ever been incarcerated in Forsyth Correctional Center? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited someone there?

If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your prison experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

What to write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gangs
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are currently incarcerated at Forsyth Correctional Center, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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