Davidson Correctional Center

Correctional Center

1400 Thomason Street
Lexington NC 27292
Phone: 336-249-7528
Fax: 336-249-6962
Custody level: Minimum


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Davidson Correctional Center, near Lexington, is a minimum security prison for adult males.

Davidson 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.

In June 1964, Davidson changed from a minimum security honor grade facility to a work release unit.

In the original prison, inmates were housed in a building that had two dormitories. Two modular dormitories were added in October 1977. These housing units are still in use today.

Lawmakers provided a two 50-bed dormitories for Davidson as part of the $28.5 million Emergency Prison Facilities Development program authorized in 1987. The two 50-bed dormitories as well as a multi-purpose building opened in June 1988. Another 50 bed dormitory was added as part of the $87.5 million prison construction program authorized in 1993.

Davidson Community College works with the prison to provide vocational classes in horticulture training.

Inmates work in a number of jobs. They may be assigned to community work squads, Department of Transportation road crews, the Davie County landfill recycling project or labor contracts with Mocksville or Davie County. Other inmates may work at the prison in maintenance or kitchen duties. Inmates nearing parole may participate in work release, leaving the prison for part of the day to work for a business in the community.

Inmates may take part in Alcoholics Anonymous, Yokefellows, Prison Ministries or Sunday religious services. Inmates may take part in the department’s Drug Alcohol Recovery Treatment aftercare program and substance abuse programs.



The visitation schedule at Davidson Correctional Center is based on the first letter of the inmate’s last name. Visitation for each group will rotate every three (3) months. It is the responsibility of the visitor to ensure they are present at the correct time and date. Visitor must be on the inmate’s approved visitor’s list. Special visits
approved by Superintendent.

Groups, times and months are as follows:

January through March:
Saturday, 9:00am to 11:00am – A through D
Saturday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm – R through Z
Sunday, 9:00am to 11:00am – M through Q
Sunday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm – A through D

April through June:
Saturday, 9:00am to 11:00am – E through L
Saturday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm – M through Q
Sunday, 9:00am to 11:00am – R through Z
Sunday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm – A through D

July through September:
Saturday, 9:00am to 11:00am – R through Z
Saturday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm – A through D
Sunday, 9:00am to 11:00am – E through L
Sunday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm – M through Q

October through December:
Saturday, 9:00am to 11:00am – M through Q
Saturday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm – E through L
Sunday, 9:00am to 11:00am – A through D
Sunday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm – R through Z


All visitors will be properly dressed. Any apparel of a revealing nature or that could be expected to be offensive to others will be cause to deny entrance. All visitors are
expected to adhere to the following:
1. No tank tops, undershirts, or halter tops as outer garments
2. No bare feet.
3. No see through shirts without an undershirt
4. No shorts more than four (4) inches above the knee
5. No garments displaying the mid-rib and stomach.
6. No dresses or blouses that expose cleavage.
7. No dresses or skirts more than four (4) inches above the knees.
8. No bathing suit tops unless covered with a blouse
9. Other apparel judged by the Officer-in-Charge to be detrimental to the order and
security of the facility.
10. Any items of clothing displaying any insignia or remarks that would be considered offensive to any race, religion, or ethnic group, etc.
11. No handbags or diaper bags.
12. Baby items will be limited to 1 diaper, 4 wipes, 1 cloth, and 1 bottle.
13. Proper identification is required to enter the visiting area. Visitors under the age of sixteen (16) will be permitted to visit with a supervising adult only.
14. Visitors under the age of sixteen are not required to be on the visitor’s list.
However, in cases where the age is in question, then the underage visitor may be required to provide proof of age in order to visit.
15. Only three adult visitors are allowed to visit any inmate on any visiting day. Any
inmate may utilize a maximum of one table and four chairs.
16. Visitors may not exchange or give items to inmates. Violation will be cause for
suspension of visitation privileges.
17. When visitation is outside, visitors may bring prepared food for the inmate they
are visiting. No beverages, glass, or metal plates or utensils will be permitted.
Normally, visitation will be outside when the temperature is 50 degrees or above
and there is no precipitation.
18. All visits must be conducted in a quiet and orderly manner.
19. Prolonged kissing, inappropriate touching, petting and/or sex acts are
strictly prohibited.
20. Visitors will not be allowed to re-enter the facility once they leave the visiting area for any reason. No Exceptions.
21. Absolutely no cell phones, pepper spray, cameras, or recording devices will be
allowed to enter the visiting area or facility. Violation will result in immediate
termination of visitation. These guidelines are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of rules and guidelines. All other laws and regulations apply to all inmates and visitors.

Denial of Visitation
1. Visitor fails to comply with facility rules.
2. The visitor has been disruptive during previous visits.
3. The visitor attempts to bring alcohol, drugs or other contraband into the facility
or attempts to visit while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
4. The visitor refuses to show proper identification or submit to routine search.
5. The visitor was a participant in the criminal activity the inmate is incarcerated for.
6. The visitor’s presence in the facility would undermine security consideration or corrective treatment.
7. The visitor’s visitation privileges have been revoked without reinstatement by
the Director of Prisons.

Visitor’s whose visitation privileges have been revoked will be notified in writing.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-85 to Lexington. The unit is on old U.S. 64 (Raleigh Road), east of Lexington.