Mountain View Correctional Institution – North Carolina

Are you looking for somebody locked up at Mountain View Correctional Institution?  Mountain View Correctional Institution is a state prison in the North Carolina state prison system, which is part of the North Carolina Division of Prisons.  This site gives you information about anything a person needs to know about Mountain View Correctional Institution,such as:  Find out who’s in prison at this facility?  Visitation information.  The address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Mountain View Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1998
Type: Male
State: North Carolina
County: Avery/Mitchell
DOC: North Carolina Division of Prisons
Security Level: Medium
Warden Name: Susan R. White

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Contact Information

Below is the mailing address and street address for Mountain View Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to someone there, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of Mountain View Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate so that you properly address the item, and do the right procedure for sending a letter or package. If you do not use the appropriate directions, the letter or package might get sent back.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Mountain View Correctional Institution
545 Amity Park Road 
Spruce Pine NC, 28777

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Mountain View Correctional Institution
545 Amity Park Road 
Spruce Pine NC, 28777

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 828-766-2555
Fax: 828-765-2978

Map and Directions


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Use this address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections below if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Mountain View Correctional Institution.

Mountain View Correctional Institution
545 Amity Park Road 
Spruce Pine NC, 28777

Directions

From Raleigh and points east, take Interstate 40 West to Marion (Exit 86). At Marion, take Hwy 226 North toward Spruce Pine. Follow 226 North into Spruce Pine and turn right onto Hwy 19E. Go 4 miles then turn right onto Amity Park Road. Mountain View Correctional Institution is on the left.
From Asheville and points west, take I-40 East to the Marion/Spruce Pine exit (Exit 86). Go North on 226/221 through Marion. When the road splits, follow 226 North to Spruce Pine. At the intersection of 226N and 19E turn right at the stoplight. You will go approximately 4 miles. Mayland Community College is on the left and approximately ˝ mile past the exit you will turn right on to Amity Park Rd. Mountain View Correctional Institution is the first prison on the road. You turn to the left and enter the driveway to the prison.

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Phone Number

Mountain View Correctional Institution prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call prisoners, but, there are times when it might be helpful to have the phone number to the facility.
828-766-2555

Mountain View Correctional Institution inmates may be able to call out with:

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

Fax Number

Mountain View Correctional Institution inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to the inmate, but there are cases when it may be helpful to know the fax number to the facility.

828-765-2978

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for the prison. You won’t be able to reach prisoners using this email address. If you want to find out how to email an inmate, read the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 908
Total Staff: 269

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner at Mountain View Correctional Institution you must use an exact process to ensure that the email is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not permitted to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important protocols that are necessary to follow when mailing postal mail to a state prison inmate. If you do not then the mail might not make it there.

Before you send a package or letter, you should read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Mountain View Correctional Institution staff open and inspect and read all incoming general mail. Received general packages and mail may be read as frequently as is necessary to maintain security and safety or monitor a particular problem regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you must address a letter to an inmate at Mountain View Correctional Institution:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Mountain View Correctional Institution
545 Amity Park Road 
Spruce Pine NC, 28777

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates a bank type account for inmate monies and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may deposit money into these Commissary accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send inmates funds through postal mail and have to send funds to the address below and do so in accordance with the policies shows below:

The deposit must be in a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold period, in which the inmate will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have appropriate prisoner information but only if the envelope has a valid return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be accepted so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently moved to different correctional facilities throughout North Carolina, so sometimes you may have to look up what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click the link below to locate an Mountain View 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 Mountain View Correctional Institution, you must be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

January through April

A-G: Saturday, 1-3 PM
H-M: Sunday, 8:30 AM-10:30 AM
N-Z: Sunday, 1-3 PM
May through August
A-G: Sunday, 1-3 PM
H-M: Saturday, 1-3 PM
N-Z: Sunday, 8:30 AM-10:30 AM
September through December
A-G: Sunday, 8:30 AM-10:30 AM
H-M: Sunday, 1-3 PM
N-Z: Saturday, 1-3 PM

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has their own procedures for prisoner visitation and they are changed regularly. The information listed below could be different by the time you are reading this, so you should also check Mountain View Correctional Institution’s site to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer ensures each visitor signs the prison visitors log when entering the correctional facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

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

For all of the things listed below, read the actual prison facility website as this information is changed all the time:

  • 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 Mountain View 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 Mountain View Correctional Institution death row coming.

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

Parole

Information about North Carolina parole process coming.

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

More information about getting released from Mountain View Correctional Institution coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Details about prison life 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 section on news at Mountain View Correctional Institution coming soon.

Photos

A section with photos of Mountain View Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Mountain View Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Mountain View Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of Mountain View Correctional Institution 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 prison job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in your previous job?

If so, click here: Mountain View Correctional Institution Jobs

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Website

The official website: Mountain View 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 tell your story

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Family Resources

Details about resources for family members of inmates at Mountain View Correctional Institution coming.

History

A section with the history of Mountain View Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Mountain View 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

Mountain View Correctional Institution Links

The official website: Mountain View Correctional Institution Website
Mountain View 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 Mountain View Correctional Institution

Have you ever spent any time at Mountain View Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this prison?

If you have, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

Things you can write in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are an inmate at Mountain View Correctional Institution, leave your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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