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Piedmont Correctional Institution Updated

Piedmont Correctional Institution Updated

1245 Camp Road, Salisbury, North Carolina 28147

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Piedmont Correctional Institution Updated Visiting Information:

Regular Population inmates is by floor assignment as follows:Saturday: 8 - 10 a.m. 5th Floor
Noon - 2 p.m. 4th Floor
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. 2nd Floo
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 208, 3rd Floor, 6th Floor Processing
Segregation and Special Non-Contact visits occur Monday-Friday by appointment and in advance only. Out-of-State Weekday visits may be set up as above by contacting the visitation officer. (Ext. 350 or 258)

The 11-story prison is on a 52 acre site. Administrative offices are in a building that sits at the base of the six-story residential tower where inmates are housed. Each floor has two levels and is divided into two wings. In each wing are three cellblocks, each designed to hold 16 inmates. There are 48 cells used for administrative and disciplinary segregation.

Additional Information:

County: Rowan
Inmate capacity: 1042
Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Medium / minimum
Staff size: 450
Occupancy: 1980
Administrator: Todd Pinion

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The 11-story prison is on a 52 acre site. Administrative offices are in a building that sits at the base of the six-story residential tower where inmates are housed. Each floor has two levels and is divided into two wings. In each wing are three cellblocks, each designed to hold 16 inmates. There are 48 cells used for administrative and disciplinary segregation.

Legislators provided for a dormitory addition at Piedmont as part of the $62.1 million prison construction program authorized in 1994. This construction was completed in 1995. In December 2009, the prison consolidated with the former Rowan Correctional Center, which added a minimum-security unit with 276 beds.

Piedmont Correctional Institution is a point of entry into the prison system for male felons ages 22 and older from western North Carolina who are sentenced to less than 10 years in prison. Upon arrival, inmates undergo a series of diagnostic evaluations that will determine future prison assignments. Many inmates are at Piedmont with short stays because they are being processed into the prison system or receive medical or dental services.

The prison has a 14-bed Infirmary and outpatient medical facility with capabilities for x-ray, EKG, lab, IV therapy and minor surgical operations. A three-chair dental clinic is staffed on a full time basis.

Inmates may participate in the New Direction program. New Direction provides intensive inpatient treatment in a fast moving, 28 day treatment cycle with lectures, films, educational and therapy groups, as well as individual counseling. Inmates work with professional staff and peer counselors. New Direction relies heavily on the principles of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous with group meetings available in the evenings.

Correction Enterprises operates a reupholstery plant at Piedmont. Three Enterprises employees supervise inmates who work in the reupholstery plant. Other inmates may work as maintenance or kitchen help.

The institution provides vocational classes in woodworking, auto mechanics and auto body repair. A literacy computer lab, adult education classes and a course to prepare for the GED are available.

Inmate dies in apparent suicide

WILMINGTON – Inmate Joseph Hollar #0187972 died this morning after an apparent suicide at New Hanover Correctional Center, a minimum-security state prison for men. Shortly before 10:30 this morning, an inmate notified a correctional officer that Hollar was in distress in a dormitory bathroom. The officer found Hollar unresponsive on the bathroom floor. Local EMS responded within minutes and determined the inmate was dead. Investigators from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s department are on the scene.

Hollar, 48, was serving 2 years for driving while intoxicated and malicous conduct by a prisoner. His convictions are from Alamance County and he was scheduled for release in December.






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34 Responses to Piedmont Correctional Institution Updated

  1. marysoriano76@gmail.com November 18, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    How do you get on an inmates visitors list, and can you get married in prison?

    • PrisonPath November 18, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

      Hi Marysoriano,

      The inmate puts you on his visitor’s list. Regarding marriage, the chaplain is the best person to discuss being married in prison. Let us know what you think about the ad for the inmate dog tag necklace?

  2. TAMMY ARROWOOD January 21, 2013 at 7:34 am #


  3. renee hairston March 21, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

    Hello if a imate was transfered there yesterday from North Carolina Mecklenburg county jail, how can I find out if he is there, and how long does it take for him to get a phone call?

    • PrisonPath March 22, 2013 at 1:48 am #

      Hi Renee,

      It takes a few days to process the inmate. You cannot call the inmate. The inmate can call you once he implements his telephone list.

  4. lbanuelos1015@gmail.com April 26, 2013 at 4:18 am #

    How can I find out if a inmate is in your facility?

    • PrisonPath April 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm #


      please try our inmate locator navigation bar on the home page. You should also click this link too.

      For further information about prison life, click this link.

  5. jessica May 22, 2013 at 3:10 am #

    Can i visit my husband while im on unsupervised probation? And hes in admin seg.

  6. Donte Clements June 2, 2013 at 4:54 am #

    I am trying to locate my son. My email address Nancyl.Clements @cms.k12.NC.us

    • PrisonPath June 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

      Hi Donte,

      Try using the inmate locators on the home page. click this link.

  7. Ayanna June 24, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    Will I be able to visit my boyfriend if I have a misdemeanor food stamp fraud on my record from 2008?

    • PrisonPath June 25, 2013 at 1:28 am #

      Hi Ayanna,

      It depends on the Prison’s decision in terms of the inmate.

  8. Jessica Hobgood June 28, 2013 at 2:25 am #

    My boyfriend is locked up at youre facility and he just sent me an application forvisiting privileges. I need to know who I need to address it to when I fill it out and return it. It says on the paper not to return to inmate. Thank you.

    • PrisonPath June 28, 2013 at 3:28 am #

      Hi Jessica,

      Mail the application to the prison address. I recommend calling to confirm. For information about prison life, click this link.
      Mailing Address:
      1245 Camp Road
      Salisbury NC 28147

      Street Address:
      1245 Camp Road
      Salisbury NC 2814

  9. Bridget August 20, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    I have sent my visitation form in about a week ago. How long does it take to recieve an answer back and when can I start visiting?

    • PrisonPath August 21, 2013 at 1:06 am #

      Hi Bridget,

      The process can take 1-2 weeks. After two weeks, if you have not heard, call the prison.For information about prison life, click this link.
      For additional information, click this link.

  10. Mona December 28, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Are inmates drug tested? My nephew was there 5 months ago, he says drugs are plentiful if you have money?

    • PrisonPath December 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

      Hi Mona,

      Although inmate are tested for drugs, drugs are available in prison. When an inmate tests positive, the inmate faces a variety of punishments. For information about prison life, including information about drugs,, read the 25 Rules.

  11. riddler February 19, 2014 at 5:28 am #

    how can me as a wife check to see how much money is on my husbands canteen card…..and how can i as a wife find out who is on his visitors list…. thanks bunches ……frustrated.

    • PrisonPath February 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

      Hi Riddler,

      We recommend contacting the case manager for the inmate.

  12. caitlin December 22, 2014 at 1:27 am #

    I was told that an inmate can only call 2 a month is this true? Is processing time 30 days? Regarding telephone communications:

    Can inmates use the telephone?
    Yes. Inmates housed in regular population at all facilities except
    Central Prison will be allowed to make telephone calls to family
    and friends. The number of calls an inmate is allowed to make
    may be limited by the housing assignment or custody classifi cation.
    All telephone calls will be collect and may be monitored.
    Family and friends may request that their telephone number be
    blocked, which will prevent the inmate from calling that number.
    Inmates are not allowed to receive telephone calls. Inmate
    telephone use is a privilege which may be restricted for disciplinary
    purposes. If there is an emergency, critical injury, illness, or
    death of a family member, contact should be made with the prison
    facility where the inmate is housed. It is important that correct
    information is provided so that staff can accurately inform the
    inmate and provide emotional support. Visit http://www.doc.state.
    nc.us/communications/ for more phone information.

    For more information, we recommend contacting directly the prison.

    • caitlin December 22, 2014 at 1:31 am #

      Also is nuess for felonies or misdemeanors

      • PrisonPath December 22, 2014 at 3:54 am #

        Hi Caitlin,

        Neuse Correctional Institution serves as the point of entry into the prison system for adult male misdemeanant offenders from all counties. An amended mission is to process felons with sentences less than 24 months. The prison has been designed to provide 590 beds for inmates going through the diagnostic process.

    • PrisonPath December 22, 2014 at 3:49 am #

      Hi Caitlin,

      Processing in most prisons is between 2–4 weeks.

  13. Donna Canally May 6, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

    I recently contacted Piedmont Correctional Institute to inquire about the number of phone calls an inmate could place. I was advised that they could only place 2 calls per month (as long as they were in Regular Population). Is that true? The other facilities that I contacted did not have any limitation on the number of calls placed (as long as they had the funds). The only limitation was on the duration of the calls, which was limited to 15 min.

    Can you tell me where I can find information on gang history, history of violence and history of abusive guards?

    Also, where can I find out what personal affects an inmate can have? I am specifically interested in this information for: Avery-Michell, Mt. View, Harnett, Nash & Piedmont.

    Thank you in advance for any help or information you can provide.

  14. Katie May 8, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    My boyfriend is saying they are only allowed 2 phone calls per month at your facility. Is this true? There’s not a way I can pay money for him to call me everyday?

  15. PrisonPath May 8, 2015 at 11:51 pm #

    Hi Katie,

    Please note the following:

    Inmate Phone Program

    The North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Prisons has a contract with GTL to provide phone service for inmates to communicate with families and friends. If an individual wishes to purchase phone time (for themselves or an inmate), they may do so by using the services offered through ConnectNetwork. ConnectNetwork is GTL’s authorized deposit and account management portal. Available deposit methods are listed below:

    AdvancePay® Prepaid Telephone Accounts:

    AdvancePay® prepaid calling works by placing money on your phone number so that when an inmate calls you, the funds are deducted from the balance on your prepaid account. Detailed account setup instructions are available here.

    You have two options to set up or fund a prepaid account with Connect Network:

    Web- Visit http://www.ConnectNetwork.com to create a prepaid telephone account, add funds to prepaid telephone accounts, view balances, and more.

    Phone- Call 1-800-483-8314 to create or add funds to an AdvancePay® prepaid telephone account

    Western Union – Payments to your GTL AdvancePay® account may be made by visiting your local Western Union.

    Mail – Payments made to your GTL AdvancePay® account may also be made by check or money order. Send payments to:

    AdvancePay® Service Department
    PO Box 911722
    Denver, Colorado 80291-1722

    Offender Phone Debit Accounts:

    ConnectNetwork PIN Debit (Offender Phone) accounts allow you to make deposits to an offender’s PIN debit phone account. Once funds have been deposited, the deposit is credited to the offender and may be used to make phone calls to any allowed phone number. Detailed account setup instructions are available here.

    To set up or fund an offender phone account visit http://www.ConnectNetwork.com, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  16. Billy Stills January 31, 2016 at 2:31 am #

    I am wanting to find out how much the new balance shoes cost for the inmates so I can put money on an account for a friend serving time??

  17. Judy Wilson June 10, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

    how much are shoes? what choices do they have to pick from? Judy Kay Wilson 336-924-0159

  18. Judy Wilson June 10, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

    how much are shoes to be purchased? what choices do they have?

  19. PrsonP@th June 11, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

    Hi Judy,

    Contact North Carolina Union Direct for information about purchasing items for an inmate.


  20. Melinda Extine January 31, 2019 at 6:45 am #

    My son just got sent thier to the PIC facility a few days ago.I was wandering when he is allowed to make phone calls? Does he have to wait any length of time? Thank you.

  21. sabrina April 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm #

    Hi I have a couple questions about visitation. Can women wear bras with underwire can you bring money in should it be coins or bills also a jump suits allowed to be worn? Thank you

  22. Donna Myers June 21, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

    If I already have prepaid account with Paytel do I have to set up another account with GTL?

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