Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women – North Carolina

Know somebody in prison at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women?  Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women is a state correctional institution in the North Carolina state prison system, which is part of the North Carolina Division of Prisons.  This site gives you all about everything you might need to know about Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women,like:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The prisons’s phone number and address.  Sending money and mail.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women
Year Opened: 2008
Type: Female
State: North Carolina
County: Buncombe
DOC: North Carolina Division of Prisons
Security Level: Minimum
Warden Name: Debbie Hughes

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Contact Information

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

Mailing Address

Be sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page if you are going to mail a package or letter to an inmate to make sure that you properly address the letter or package, and do the right procedure for sending a package or letter. If you don’t follow the correct directions, it might not get delivered.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women
PO Box 609 
Black Mountain NC, 28711-0609

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women
55 Lake Eden Road 
Black Mountain NC, 28711

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 828-259-6000
Fax Number: 828-686-0538

Map and Directions


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

Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women
55 Lake Eden Road 
Black Mountain NC, 28711

Directions

Interstate 40 west to exit 59, turn right off the ramp to the traffic light. Turn right onto U.S. 70 East. At the first intersection, turn left onto Whittson Avenue. At the stop sign, turn left onto Old U.S. 70 to the first traffic light. Turn left onto Lake Eden Road. Turn left at Division of Prisons Facility Sign onto access road, then left into the prison gate.

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Phone Number

Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t get to call inmates, but, there are some times when it might be necessary to have the phone number to Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women.
828-259-6000

Inmates may be able to make phone calls using:

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

Fax Number

Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to fax inmates, but there might be times when it may be helpful to know the fax machine number to the facility.

828-686-0538

Email Address

This email address is the general email address for the prison. You cannot contact individuals using this email address. If you want to find out how to send an email to a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 165
Total Staff: 75

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner you must follow an exact process to ensure that the letter is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important procedures that you have to follow when mailing a package or letter to a prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then letter or package might not make it there.

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

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility staff open and inspect and read all incoming general mail. Incoming general mail can be read as frequently as necessary to ensure safety and security or monitor a problem confronting inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you must address mail to a state prison inmate at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women
PO Box 609 
Black Mountain NC, 28711-0609

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary that was started to provide prisoners an account for inmate funds and for buying items not issued by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may add money to prisoner’s Commissary accounts with Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send prisoners funds through the postal service and will have to send those funds to the address below and follow the policies listed below:

The funds have to be a money order that is 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 processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day holding period, and in this time the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will send back money orders that do not have appropriate inmate information but only if the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Cash and personal checks won’t be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are from time to time moved to different correctional facilities throughout the North Carolina prison system, so sometimes you may have to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below 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 Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women, be sure that you know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every North Carolina prison has its own policies for visitation and they are changed often. The policies listed here may be different by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also go to Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women’s website to find the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer will make sure all visitors sign the prison visitors log before they enter the facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of visitors is required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo id is OK.

For everything listed below, go to the main prison website because this info changes 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

Details about Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women records will be posted ASAP.

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 Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women 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

Info about North Carolina parole 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

Details about release procedures will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about prison life at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women 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 Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women coming.

Photos

A section with photos of Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women.

If you have any photos of Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women 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 correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, check out: Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women Jobs

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Website

The official website: Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women 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.

Click here to share your story

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Family Resources

More information about family resources to be added later.

History

A section with the history of Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women 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

Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women Links

The official website: Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women Website
Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women 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 Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women

Have you ever spent any time in Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this correctional facility?

If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

Things you might want to include in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gangs
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at this prison, leave your address if you want to receive letters from people.


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