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Wayne Correctional Center
Wayne Correctional Center, near Goldsboro, is medium security prison for adult males.
Wayne was established in 1978, when the Department of Human Resources Cherry Hospital transferred the old Purser Building to the Department of Correction. After extensive renovations, the prison received its first inmates in May 1979. The prison served as a diagnostic/reception center and provided a residential mental health program.
The diagnostic/reception center was moved to another prison in 1984 and the mental health program was phased out in 1986. For the next two years Wayne housed male youth felons who were first offenders.
In 1987, the General Assembly provided for a correction substance abuse program. The first Drug/Alcohol Recovery Treatment or DART program for inmates began operation January 25, 1988 at Wayne.
The General Assembly provided for an additional 272 beds (eight, 24 man dormitories) at Wayne as part of the $62.1 million prison construction program authorized during a special session in 1994. Lawmakers provided the expansion as a continuing care component in conjunction with DART.
DART provides intensive inpatient treatment in a fast moving, 90 day treatment cycle with lectures, films, educational and therapy groups, as well as individual counseling. Inmates work with professional staff and peer counselors. DART relies heavily on the principles of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous with group meetings available in the evenings.
Wayne Community College works with the prison to provide classes for adult education and preparation for the GED tests.
Inmates may be assigned to work on a Department of Transportation road in Wayne or Lenoir counties or as maintenance or kitchen help at the prison.
Visitation will be by appointment only.
Appointment Telephone is (919) 731-2012
Appointments are to be made at least 2 days in advance, up to 2 weeks in advance.
Appointments will be taken:
Tuesday: 8:30am -11:30am and 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Scheduled visitors are to be across from the front gate, by the brick wall, 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit, 8:15am or 12:45pm for check-in. Those visitors arriving after that will be checked at 9:20am or 1:50pm to visit the remainder of the scheduled session
Regular Population (not assigned to ABE, GED,
or Computer Classes or DART/AND):
Wednesday 8:30am - 10:30am 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 10:30am 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 10:30am 1:00pm - 3:00pm
DART/AND, ABE, GED, and Computer Classes:
Saturday 8:30am - 10:30am 1:00pm - 3:00pm
STG Non-Contact visits are 1 hour during normal scheduled visitation times.
Visitation will not be held on state holidays (actual holidays).
All visitors must be on the inmate's approved visitation list, but may be disapproved if they are on probation or facing criminal charges, depending on the nature of the offense. Three approved persons may visit during an inmate's visiting session, including children. These three are the only visitors permitted to visit during that particular session. Special visits are only during regular scheduled visiting hours. To request a special visit, family members must contact the Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent at (919) 734-5580.
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 right at the light and drive by the Cherry complex and across the railroad tracks. Wayne Correctional Center will be on your left.
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