Polk Correctional Institution – North Carolina

Know somebody at Polk Correctional Institution?  Polk Correctional Institution is a correctional facility in the North Carolina Division of Prisons.  This site tells you info about anything related to Polk Correctional Institution such as the following:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visiting an inmate here.  The address and phone number at Polk Correctional Institution  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Polk Correctional Institution.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Polk Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1997
Type: Male
State: North Carolina
County: Granville
DOC: North Carolina Division of Prisons
Security Level: Close
Warden Name: Lawrence Solomon

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Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Polk Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to a prisoner at Polk Correctional Institution, and use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page if you are going to mail a package or letter to a prisoner so that you properly write the address, and do the correct protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you do not follow the appropriate directions, the letter or package might not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Polk Correctional Institution
Box 2500 
Butner NC, 27509

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Polk Correctional Institution
1001 Veazey Road 
Butner NC, 27509

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 919-575-3070
Fax: 919-575-3090

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to try to visit someone in prison at Polk Correctional Institution.

Polk Correctional Institution
1001 Veazey Road 
Butner NC, 27509

Directions

From Raleigh (Crabtree Valley Mall) take Hwy 50 North to Creedmoor. Go through Main Street until you see a RBC Centura Bank on the right and a Southern States on the left. Turn left beside of Southern States. Go through the stop light (Andrews Ford located on right), this is Hwy 56. Keep straight on Hwy 56, go through four stop lights. At the fifth stop light (Texaco Station on left), turn right onto Central Avenue (passing the Post Office, State Employees Credit Union, Butner Fire Department and Police Station) to Westbrook (at water tower). Bare left onto Westbrook and take an immediate right onto Veazey Road. Follow Veazey Road until you see the entrance to Polk Youth Institution located on the left hand side of Veazey Road.
From Durham Take I-85 north of Durham to exit 189 for Butner. This will lead to Central Avenue in Butner. Continue straight on Central Avenue (passing the Post Office, State Employees Credit Union, Butner Fire Department and Police Station) to Westbrook Road (at water tower). Bare left onto Westbrook Road. Take an immediate right on Veazey Road. Follow Veazey Road until you see the entrance to Polk Youth Institution located on the left hand side of Veazey Road.

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Phone Number

Polk Correctional Institution prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, however, there are times when it is necessary to have the telephone number to the prison.
919-575-3070

Inmates can sometimes make calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to the inmate, but there might be times when it is helpful to know the fax number to the facility.

919-575-3090

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for the facility. You won’t be able to reach individuals at this address. If you need to send an email to a prisoner, read the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1012
Total Staff: 545

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner at Polk Correctional Institution you must use an specific procedure to ensure that the message gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners do not have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important procedures that you must follow when sending a letter or package to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not make it there.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison staff open and read and inspect all incoming general postal correspondence. Received general correspondence can be read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or monitor a particular problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you need to address a letter to an inmate at Polk Correctional Institution:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Polk Correctional Institution
Box 2500 
Butner NC, 27509

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary which serves to provide an account for prisoner money and for buying items not issued regularly by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may send funds into these accounts using the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners funds by way of the mail and have to send those funds to the address below and follow the rules 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. You should 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, in which the prisoner will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that do not have appropriate prisoner information but only if the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Cash and personal checks won’t be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently transported to various prisons throughout the North Carolina prison system, so you might need to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to find an state prison inmate.
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 Polk Correctional Institution, you must be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visitation schedules for inmate’s housed in Regular Population are conducted by appointment only Tuesday 1pm to 3pm Thursday 1pm to 3pm Saturday 9am to 11am
Inmates housed in Administrative Segregation, Disciplinary Segregation, HCON, Protective Custody and Safekeepers visit by appointment only. These will be non-contact visits. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (919) 575-3070 extension 324. The appointments are scheduled for one hour periods as listed below:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
11:45am to 12:45pm
12:45pm to 1:45pm
1:45pm to 2:45pm

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each state prison has their own procedures for visitation and these rules change regularly. The information listed below could be changed by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also check Polk Correctional Institution’s website to find the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will ensure each visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they enter the prison and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture id of visitors is required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state picture id is acceptable.

For all of the points listed below, check out the actual correctional facility website because this info 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

Details about Polk Correctional Institution records coming.

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

Details about Polk Correctional Institution 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

Information 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

More information about getting released from Polk Correctional Institution coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Info about life at Polk Correctional Institution 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 Polk Correctional Institution coming.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Polk 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? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in the past?

If so, click here: Polk Correctional Institution Jobs

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Website

The official website: Polk 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:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You 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

Details about family resources available at Polk Correctional Institution coming.

History

Polk Correctional Institution history will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Polk 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

Polk Correctional Institution Links

The official website: Polk Correctional Institution Website
Polk 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 Polk Correctional Institution

Have you ever been incarcerated at Polk Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at Polk Correctional Institution?

If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your experience because others will know what to expect.

Things you can write in your comment:

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

If you are a prisoner at Polk Correctional Institution, post your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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