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Yancey Correctional Center
Burnsville, NC 28714
Yancey Correctional Center, near Burnsville, is a medium security prison for adult males.
Yancey 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 1930's to house inmates who worked building roads.
The prison's original dormitory is still in use. Inmates under the supervision of correction engineers erected a vocational building in the 1970's and a recreational building in the 1980's.
Mayland Community College works with the prison to provide vocational classes in small engine repair. Classes for adult education and preparartion for the GED tests are available.
Inmates work in a number of jobs. They may be assigned to Department of Transportation road crews or as maintenance or kitchen help at the prison.
DIRECTIONS: From Asheville, take U.S. 19 north and then U.S. 19E toward Burnsville. Four miles before Burnsville is the Cane River Bridge. Take a right at the bridge and travel about a quarter mile. The unit is on the right.
Hughes Named Superintendent of Avery-Mitchell Prison, 6/98
Styles Retires, 5/98
Western North Carolina prison consolidation, 12/96
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