Caswell Correctional Center

Caswell Correctional Center is a medium-custody prison for adult male inmates that is located in Blanch, North Carolina. This facility can house approximately 460 inmates, and it is managed by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

After the Conner Bill passed in 1931, Caswell was one of 51 county prisons that the state assumed responsibility for. It was one of 61 field unit prisons renovated or built during the late 1930s to house offenders who worked on building roads. Like many of the era's prisons, Caswell also had a farm worked by the offenders to supply the prison kitchen. The prison farm operated into the 1960s.

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Visiting Hours and Rules


To prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), prison visitation was suspended as of Monday, March 16, 2020. Visitation will resume when conditions are deemed safe.

Regular Visiting Hours

The statewide visitation policy limits the number of visitors to three per visit.

Visitation is held on Saturday and Sunday from 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m. The day and time of the visit is determined by the first letter of the inmate's last name. That schedule rotates every 60 days. 

Visits for inmates housed in segregation and special or administrative non-contact visits are held by appointment only. Appointments for inmates housed in segregation are one hour Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Appointments for special visits are made Monday - Friday and must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Appointments for administrative non-contact visits are Thursday or Friday from 9 - 11 a.m., 12 - 2 p.m. or 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. These appointments must be made no later the Tuesday prior to the Friday of the visit.

There are no special or administrative non-contact appointments scheduled on a holiday.

To make an appointment or to clarify a visiting day or time, contact the visitation coordinator at (336) 694-4531.

Visiting Application

Before you visit your inmate, you must complete an application and have it approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. The inmate is required to send you a blank application for each adult and minor who wishes to visit. Once you complete your application, you must return it to the Caswell Correctional Center.

Click here for more detailed information about visiting an inmate.

Dress Code

When you arrive for your visit, you will be required to present a current photo ID (all minors are required to present a copy of their birth certificate). All visitors are subjected to a "routine" search of their personal and possessions prior to the visit.

All bags and purses must remain in your vehicle because they are not allowed in the visiting room. You are not allowed to bring cell phones, cameras, other electronic recording devices, and glass or metal objects into the visiting room. 

You are allowed to bring small denomination bills and change to purchase food and drinks from the vending machines.  

All visitors must follow the dress code or they will not be allowed to visit. All visitors must wear shirts and closed-toed shoes (no flip-flops or stilettos).

  • Halter tops, bare midriffs, strapless tops, tube tops, bodysuits, underwear-type T-shirts, tank tops, or sleeveless shirts or dresses that are inappropriately revealing (a sleeveless shirt or dress is considered inappropriately revealing when the female breast or lingerie can be seen), fishnet shirts, or any type of shirt or pants made with see-through fabric are NOT allowed to be worn by any visitor (male or female).
  • Visitors may wear Bermuda-length shorts provided they are not more than three inches above the kneecap.
  • Females may wear dresses or skirts, but they may not be more than three inches above the kneecap. Slits in skirts and dresses may not be more than three inches above the kneecap. Dresses and skirts for pre-teens may be shorter than three inches above the kneecap.
  • Any shirt or other articles of clothing with a picture or language that may be considered profane or offensive by current public standards or Adult Correction standards, or considered STG (gang) related will not be allowed.
  • Wave caps, doo rags, and bandanas are not allowed.
  • Slacks and pants are to be worn at or above the waist.
  • Spandex clothing is prohibited.

Physical Address

Caswell Correctional Center
444 County Home Road
Blanch, NC 27212

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General Phone Number

​(336) 694-4531

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, OPUS Number
Caswell Correctional Center
444 County Home Road
Blanch, NC 27212

Always make sure that the inmate’s full name and OPUS number appears on the envelope when sending inmate mail. For information about sending packages to an inmate, click here.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Caswell Correctional Center do have access to phones, but they can’t receive incoming calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in North Carolina, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can send money to your inmate at Caswell Correctional Center through JPay and MoneyGram. All North Carolina state prisons require that you be on the inmate’s approved visitor list to send funds.

The fastest option is to send money with your credit or debit card online by using or the JPay mobile app from the Apple App Store (for iPhones) or Google Play (for Android phones).

You can also send money by phone using your credit or debit card. Call (800) 574-5729 to speak with a live JPay call center agent 24/7.

Money Orders
Money orders must be made payable to JPay and sent with a deposit slip to: 
P.O. Box 173070
Hialeah, FL 33017

Money order deposit slip available in English here.
Hoja de Depósito para Giros Bancarios disponible en Español aquí.

To make a cash deposit, visit any MoneyGram agent location (including all Walmarts and CVS Pharmacies), and use code 1224. Visit to get a list of nearby MoneyGram locations.

Programs For Inmates

Offenders may be assigned to work on Department of Transportation road squads. They may also work in the prison, typically as kitchen help or keeping the prison clean and in repair. For two years in the late 1990s, as many as 88 prisoners worked on offender construction crews to build the 600-man housing unit at the nearby Dan River Prison Work Farm.

Piedmont Community College works with the prison to provide vocational courses including welding, HVAC technology, horticulture, and industrial maintenance technology. Offenders with less than a high school education may participate in GED preparatory classes or remedial education. Offenders are also given an opportunity to participate in Bible study and worship services.

In 1997, Piedmont CC began to provide instruction in electrical and pneumatic tool repair. Offenders who complete this program are put to work in a small tool repair program, repairing tools for the Department of Transportation and other public agencies.

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Careers at Caswell Correctional Center

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is currently hiring. If you would like to work at the Caswell Correctional Center, you can find out more information by clicking here.