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Nash Correctional Institution
Nash Correctional Institution houses approximately 614 adult male inmates in both close and medium security environments.
The first prison at this site opened in 1938, a close custody facility known as Nash Prison Unit. In the early 1960s Nash went through a series of changes, including conversion to a misdemeanor facility, then a medium custody prison and finally to a minimum custody unit. In 1970 it was renamed Nash Advancement Center and then renamed Nash Correctional Center in 1988.
Nash Correctional Center became part of the newly built Nash Correctional Institution in 1992. The new facility is the only campus-style, close custody prison in the state. The campus consists of 15 buildings including medical facilities, vocational and recreational buildings, a gatehouse, dining hall, a chapel, a 20-cell segregation unit and four 128-cell housing units.
Inmates work in two Correction Enterprises plants. There are 102 inmates assigned to the print plant that does much of the printing for state government agencies. Forty-five inmates work in an optical plant that manufactures eyeglasses for DOC inmates and Medicaid patients. Inmates also work in a variety of service jobs around the prison.
Nash Correctional Institution at a glance
Males, age 21 and over
All grades of health
Accessible for hearing impaired/ handicapped
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
Developmental Studies Program (DSP) - designed to increase the
likelihood of success for
academic deficient students who wish to enter a two-year curriculum program
Computer Technology - A two-year degree program offered through Nash Community College
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Major Appliance Repair
Outreach Program - Correspondence courses offered through UNC-Chapel Hill
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