Randolph Correctional Center

Randolph Correctional Center is a minimum-security prison for male inmates that is located in Asheboro, North Carolina. The facility can house approximately 226 inmates and is managed by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

The prison has a dental clinic that serves offenders located within facilities located in the South Central, Central and Western Regions. It also has 68 beds designated as Long Term Care. The Long Term Care offenders are not ready to be housed in the general population because of medical problems.

Randolph was one of 51 county prisons for which the state assumed responsibility with the passage of the Conner Bill in 1931. It was one of 61 field unit prisons renovated or built during the late 1930s to house offenders who worked building roads.

The original prison dormitory continues to house offenders. In 1986, inmates under the supervision of correctional engineers erected a recreation building.

The General Assembly provided for a 104-bed dormitory as part of the $28.5 million Emergency Prison Facilities Development program authorized in 1987. The dormitory and recreational building were opened in 1988.

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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

Visitation hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday by alphabet, rotating on a quarter basis.

To set up a special visit, call 336-625-2578 and ask for the programs department.

Visiting Application

You must complete an application and have it approved before visiting an inmate. Your inmate must send you a blank application for each adult and minor who wishes to visit. After the applications are completed, you must return them to Randolph Correctional Center.

Usually, inmates are allowed no more than one visiting session per week not to exceed two hours. The normal maximum number of visitors per visiting session can’t exceed three approved visitors.

Click here for more detailed information about visiting an inmate at Randolph Correctional Center.

Dress Code

All visitors must follow the dress code or they will be denied entrance into the facility. Before you are allowed to visit, you must pass through a metal detector search.

  • 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. Dresses or skirts 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.
  • Visitors must wear closed-toed shoes (no flip-flops or stilettos permitted).
  • Shirts and shoes are mandatory.

Physical Address

Randolph Correctional Center
2760 US 220 Business
Asheboro, NC 27203

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/isw1z7XwxH3sHVpr7

General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, OPUS Number
Randolph Correctional Center
Box 4128
Asheboro, NC 27204

All inmate mail should be addressed so that the full name and OPUS number of the inmate appears on the envelope. The person sending mail should be identified in the return address. 

For information about sending packages to an inmate, click here.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Randolph Correctional Center can’t receive incoming calls, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours to make outgoing 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 Randolph CI through JPay and MoneyGram. All North Carolina state prisons require that you be on the inmate’s approved visitor list to send funds.

The quickest way to send money with your credit or debit card is going online and using JPay.com. Or, download 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 JPay.com to get a list of nearby MoneyGram locations.

Programs For Inmates

Randolph Community College works with the prison to provide adult education and preparation for the GED test.

Inmates may be assigned to work on regional maintenance, maintenance, librarian, recreation clerk, barber, canteen operator, clothes house or kitchen help at the prison.

New Leash On Life

Through the "New Leash on Life" prison dog training program, offenders train dogs from local animal shelters and animal welfare agencies facing possible euthanisia to make them more adoptable.

Offender trainers work with the dogs for several weeks under the guidance of a professional dog trainer.  Dogs trained in the program have extremely high adoption rates and the offender trainers are learning marketable skills they can use to find employment after release.

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Careers at Randolph Correctional Center

If you are interested in a career with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and would like to work at the Randolph Correctional Center, you can find out more information by clicking here.