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Charlotte Correctional Center
Charlotte Correctional Center is a minimum security prison for adult males.
A U.S. Army base was built in 1917 on a 2,340 acre site in southwest Charlotte. The base was named Camp Greene in honor of Revolutionary War hero Nathaniel Greene. It closed March 4, 1919. From this tract of land, E.A. Sing and H.A. Sparrow deeded property to Mecklenburg County for a convict labor camp in the early 1920's. The labor camp was one of 61 field unit prisons renovated or built during the 1930's to house inmates who worked building roads.
The prison's original housing units are still in use today. The 23-acre prison compound sits on a 66 acre site. A dining hall was added in 1975.
Lawmakers provided an additional 146 bed dormitory at Charlotte as part of the $28.5 million Emergency Prison Facilities Development program authorized in 1987. In 1989, one of the old dormitories was converted into an education building.
Central Piedmont Community College works with the prison to provide vocational classes in pre-employment training. Classes for adult education and preparation for the GED tests are also offered.
Inmates nearing parole may participate in work release, leaving the prison for the part of the day to work for a business in the community. Inmates may also be assigned to maintenance or kitchen duties.
Visitation is held on Saturdays and scheduled by the first letter of the inmate's last name according to the following schedule:
|A through M||10:00am to 12:00pm|
|N through Z||1:00pm to 3:00pm|
Special visits may be scheduled for out of state visitors with 48 hours advance notice by calling (704) 357-6030. All special visits must be approved by the Superintendent or his designee. Legal visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
DIRECTIONS: Take I-85 to the Billy Graham Freeway. Then take the Billy Graham Freeway to the Tyvola Road/Coliseum exit. Make a right at the first traffic light and another right at the entrance to the Wyndham Garden Hotel. Take a right at Meadow Oak Lane and follow this road to the unit.
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