Rutherford Correctional Center – North Carolina

Do you know someone locked up in Rutherford Correctional Center?  Rutherford Correctional Center is a prison in the state prison system in North Carolina.  This guide will tell you all about anything a person needs to know about Rutherford Correctional Center,such as:  Find an inmate at Rutherford Correctional Center.  Visiting an inmate here.  The prison’s address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Rutherford Correctional Center.  And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Rutherford Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1931
Type: Male
State: North Carolina
County: Rutherford
DOC: North Carolina Division of Prisons
Security Level: Minimum
Warden Name: Robert Allen Reed

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Contact Information

In this section is the mailing address and street address for Rutherford Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate at Rutherford Correctional Center, and use the street address if you need to know the physical location of Rutherford Correctional Center.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below if you are going to mail a letter or package to someone in prison to learn how to properly write the address, and use the right procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you do not follow the appropriate protocol, the package or letter might get sent back.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Rutherford Correctional Center
Box 127 
Spindale NC, 28160

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Rutherford Correctional Center
549 Ledbetter Road 
Spindale NC, 28160

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 828-286-4121
Fax Number: 828-286-9285

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Use this address if you plan to visit a prisoner. You should also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings further down on this page before you go to visit an inmate.

Rutherford Correctional Center
549 Ledbetter Road 
Spindale NC, 28160

Directions

Take I-40 to U.S. 64 south, Rutherfordton exit. After approximately 30 miles turn left at caution light onto Hudlow road. Travel approximately 2 miles, go through the caution light, turn right onto Ball Park Road, then left onto Ledbetter road. The prison is approximately one mile ahead on the right.

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Phone Number

Rutherford Correctional Center inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call prisoners, but, there are times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.
828-286-4121

Inmates may be able to make phone calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Rutherford Correctional Center prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to the inmate, but there are cases when it may be helpful to know the fax number to the facility.

828-286-9285

Email Address

This is the general email for Rutherford Correctional Center. You cannot reach inmates using this address. If you want to find out how 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: 242
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Rutherford Correctional Center you must follow an exact procedure to make sure that the message gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important procedures that are necessary to follow when sending a package or letter to a state prisoner. If you don’t then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, be sure to read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Rutherford Correctional Center guards do open and read and inspect all incoming general postal correspondence. Received general mail can be read as frequently as necessary to maintain safety and security or watch a particular problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the correct format for how you must address a package or letter to an inmate at Rutherford Correctional Center:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Rutherford Correctional Center
Box 127 
Spindale NC, 28160

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary which was started to provide a bank-like account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued to inmates by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may send money into these accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send inmates funds through the postal service and will have to send money to this address and follow the directions given below:

The money must be in a money order that is made out to the inmate’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 kept for a 15-day hold, during which the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will send back money orders that do not have correct inmate information but only if the envelope has a return address. Personal checks and cash will not be deposited so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are often transported to different prisons around the state, so sometimes you might need to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click the link below to find an Rutherford Correctional Center 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 Rutherford Correctional Center, be sure that you know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visitation for inmates is on Sunday of each week with 2 visitation periods. The first visitation period is from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm for inmates whose last names begin with letters A through L. The second visitation period is from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm for inmates whose last names begin with M through Z.
To request a special visit, call (828) 286-4121.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every correctional facility in North Carolina has its own policies for inmate visitation and these policies change regularly. The procedures listed here might be different since this was written, so be sure to also check Rutherford Correctional Center’s official website to find the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will ensure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering the institution and upon departure.

Identification Required

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

For everything listed below, go to the official prison site because this information changes 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

Information about Rutherford Correctional Center records to be added later.

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

Section about Rutherford Correctional Center death row coming soon.

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 soon.

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 release procedures for Rutherford Correctional Center coming soon.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about what life is like at Rutherford Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

  • 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 Rutherford Correctional Center news section coming soon.

Photos

A photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Rutherford Correctional Center 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 job at a correctional facility? Have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in the past?

If so, go to: Rutherford Correctional Center Jobs

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Website

The official website: Rutherford 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:

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

Section about family resources available at Rutherford Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

History

Rutherford Correctional Center history will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Rutherford 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

Rutherford Correctional Center Links

The official website: Rutherford Correctional Center Website
Rutherford Correctional Center 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 Rutherford Correctional Center

Have you ever been a prisoner in Rutherford Correctional Center? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Rutherford Correctional Center?

If you have, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your prison experience because others will know what to expect.

What to include in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are currently incarcerated at Rutherford Correctional Center, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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