Raleigh Correctional Center for Women

Raleigh Correctional

1201 South State St.
Raleigh, NC 27610
Phone:(919) 733-4248
Fax: (919) 733-9737


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Raleigh Correctional Center for Women is a minimum security prison for women.

The General Assembly established the new prison as part of the $28.5 million Emergency Prison Facilities Development program authorized in 1987. The prison received its first inmates in December 1988.

The prison’s single, one-story structure contains dormitory space for 144 inmates, clothes house and laundry room, nursing station, canteen, dining hall and office space. A new modular housing unit for 46 inmates opened in 1998.

Inmates may be assigned to on-site incentive wage positions to include kitchen workers, canteen clerk, chaplain’s clerk, dorm janitors, clothes house clerks, laundry workers, groundskeeper, outside maintenance or community work squad.

Level II inmates may be assigned to positions within another state agency or a non-profit organization. These inmates are paid $1.00 a day and the contracting agency reimburses DOC for these wages. level II inmates can participate in the community volunteer program.

Level III inmates may be assigned to work release and study release. Level III inmates can participate in the Home Leave Program.

The prison’s programs and services are designed to address the needs of the female offender. Programs on marriage, family and parenting are offered and prison counselors provide support to women inmates making the transition back into role of wife and mother. the prison also offers education and vocational opportunities.

Programs include character education, DART, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, DART Aftercare, Motheread, STEP, Napoleon Hill, Service Club and Think Smart.

Visiting hours: By appointment only. Saturday 9 – 11 a.m. and 2 – 4 p.m.

DIRECTIONS: In Raleigh, take New Bern Avenue to Tarboro Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard and turn right. Take a left onto south State Street. The unit is at the intersection of south State and Bragg Streets.