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Goldsboro Correctional Center
Goldsboro Correctional Center was established in 1955 as Goldsboro Youth Center. In 1985, the name was changed from Goldsboro Youth Center to Goldsboro Correctional Center and it began housing adult inmates 18 years and older.
In December 1989, prison officials moved the prison from the site where Neuse Correctional Institution was built to buildings formerly used by Cherry Hospital and near the department's DWI Treatment Facility. The prison was located in buildings "A" and "B" at that site.
The prison is a minimum security correctional facility. The prison is comprised of six dormitories that have a population capacity of 86.
Prisoners are put to work for the NC Department of Human Resources at Cherry Hospital and for the NC Department of Agriculture at the Center for Environmental Farming systems. These operations include the dairy farm, swine farm, farm shop, Cherry garage, grounds and maintenance work, therapeutic center, Royster Hospital building and Cherry laundry. Offenders working these jobs are assigned to the incentive wage program in which they earn money for their work at 40 cents, 70 cents or $1 per day. The prison has a good working relationship with both agencies.
Other prisoners are involved in either an incentive wage program, work release or Wayne Opportunity Center.
They are encouraged to participate in treatment and programs at the prison and in the community. Through these programs offenders can continue their rehabilitation which enhances their chances of becoming a productive, law-abiding citizen upon release from incarceration.
Goldsboro Correctional Center seeks to provide training for re-socialization into the community, develop positive social norms and re-establish family and social ties. This process is assisted by agencies such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Security Commission, Wayne Opportunity Center, community volunteers and work release employers. With the help of the community, a number of religious programs and activities are also made available.
DIRECTIONS: From Raleigh, take U.S. 70 to Goldsboro and turn right onto O'Berry Center Road. Drive until it ends and take a left onto Old Smithfield Road which will take you to a stoplight. Take a left at the light and drive approximately one half mile. On your right will be a horseshoe drive with the prison on the left.
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