Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution

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Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution North Carolina

Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution

Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution is located in Spruce Pine North Carolina.  It is a medium security prison that houses up to 816 adult males.  Inmates are housed in one of three dormitory style units or can be housed in one of 40 segregation cells if they have disciplinary or security issues.

Inmates at Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution may be selected for work assignments that include supervised positions within the Department of Transportation.  Additional work assignments within the institution include supportive positions working in laundry processing, janitorial and building maintenance, and in the facilities kitchen.  Inmates can also receive vocational training through Mayland Community College.

Visiting Hours at Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution:

The days and times an inmate at Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution is allowed visitation is based on the inmates housing assignment.

  • General Population (*visitor registration starts 30 minutes before visiting period):
    • Avery Unit has visiting on Saturdays from 8:30am-10:30am
    • Watauga Unit has visits on Saturdays from 1:30pm-3:30pm
    • Yancey Unit has visiting on Sundays fom 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • ​Segregation inmates have non-contact visitation by appointment, and only if they have not had their visiting privileges suspended.
  • Security Threat Group (STG) inmates have non-contact visitation by appointment only.
  • Special visits can be made by appointment only by calling the Special Affairs Staff at (828)-765-0229, ext. 506.  Special visits occur Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm.

Physical Address:

Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution
600 Amity Park Road 
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Telephone:

(828)-765-0229

Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
​Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution
600 Amity Park Road 
Spruce Pine, NC 28777