464 Roper Drive
Lincolnton NC 28092
Lincoln Correctional Center is a minimum-security prison housing 202 adult inmates.
Built in 1939, Lincoln 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 today. The General Assembly provided a dormitory at Lincoln as part of the $10 million South Piedmont Consent Decree construction program in 1985. Work was completed in 1987 on the dormitory, a multipurpose building, recreation building and a Correction Enterprise shirt plant. In June 1987, was converted to a medium security prison for adult males.
Lincoln operates a Ink Printer Cartridge Inmate Program.
Lincoln supplies five Department of Transportation road squads working in Catawba, Lincoln, Gaston, Cleveland, and Mecklenburg counties.
Visitation is on Sundays from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. (A-L) and 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (M-Z). Special visits are by appointment Monday – Friday.
The prison has 90 employees.
Directions: Take I-40 to U.S. 321 by-pass south. Take 321 to Lincolnton exit 24. From there turn left on 150 west. Roper Drive is approximately 1/10th of a mile on the right.