5918 Hwy 39 South Bunn NC 27508
Custody level: Medium
Franklin Correctional Center opened in 1939 as one of 61 prisons renovated or built when the State Highway Department assumed management of state prisons and put inmates to work building highways. Over the years, Franklin housed minimum custody adult males, medium security youth and served as a processing center for adult males. Franklin currently houses 480 adult male inmates.
The prison’s original dormitory still houses inmates. In the 1970’s, inmates built a recreation building and a unit with 28 single cells for putting inmates in administrative and disciplinary segregation. In 1988, lawmakers provided a 104 bed dormitory for Franklin as part of a $17.4 million prison construction program. Another 104 bed dormitory was added as part of the $55 million prison construction program authorized in 1989. Another 104 bed dormitory was provided as part of the $87.5 million prison construction program in 1993.
Two of the 104 bed dormitories began housing inmates in 1991.
In 1987, Correction Enterprises opened a plant to make highway and interstate signs at Franklin. It is the largest facility of its kind in the U.S. Forty-eight Enterprise employees supervise 210 inmates at the plant.
Classes in adult education and preparation for the GED tests are also available.
Visitation for regular population is on an alphabetical rotation schedule on Saturdays and Sundays. 9:30am – 11:30am and 2:00pm – 4:00pm
No visits are scheduled on Christmas Holiday.
Segregation/Non-Contact/Attorney Visit/ are by appointment only Monday-Friday.
DIRECTIONS: From Raleigh Area: Take 401 north to hwy 98. Turn right on 98 stay on 98 to downtown Bunn; Turn right on hwy 39 south facility is approximately 1 mile on the right.
From the southeast area:
Take interstate 95 north to Selma exit hwy 70 west to hwy 301 north out of Selma, N.C. Turn left onto hwy 39 north. Drive for 30 minutes. Facility sits on the left.