Polk Correctional Institution

Polk Correctional Institution Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: March 22, 2021
Location 1001 Veazey Road, Butner, NC, 27509
Official Website https://www.ncdps.gov/Adult-Corrections/Prisons/Prison-Facilities/Polk-Correctional-Institution

Polk Correctional Institution is a high-security facility located in Granville County, Butner, NC. The facility is run and maintained by the North Carolina Department of Corrections and is mainly used to house felons with crimes ranging between petty and dangerous criminals.

The facility started back in 1982, housing inmates in dormitories and cells. In 2000, the facility focused on strictly housing women becoming an all-women facility. The current capacity for the facility is around 900 inmates, housed in eight different housing units.

The institution also offers inmates some programs where they can join and try to improve themselves. Some of the facility’s programs include educational programs, kitchen and custodial maintenance work programs, and substance abuse treatment.

How Do You Find Out If An Inmate Is At The Facility?

If you suspect a friend or loved one is being held at Polk prison, you can easily search for them as long as you have internet access. All you have to do is log on to the security facilities website, and with a bit of information about the inmate, you can find out if they are held there. Add the inmate’s names and their ID on the search bar, and you’ll be on your way to locating them.

On the other hand, you have a couple of other options, including calling the facility and speaking to the prison personnel. You may also visit the facility and find out whether the inmate is being held there.

Sending Mail / Packages

Inmates are encouraged to correspond with friends and family at the Polk Correctional Institution. There are certain rules to be followed when it comes to mail at the facility, including the prohibition of inmate-to-inmate mail. An inmate is also prohibited from sending any mail to their victim or someone they have been prevented from speaking to by the courts.

All mail coming into the facility will be opened and inspected to ensure no contraband gets into the facility. Official mail will be opened in the inmate’s presence, while un-official mail will be inspected in the inmate’s absence.

When it comes to packages, the best thing to do is first call them and inquire about their rules on what can and cannot be sent to the facility. Inmates can receive books, magazines, etc.

Before sending anything to the facility, ensure you first address the mail or package correctly. Also, be sure to add the inmate’s name on the back of the mail or package to ensure it goes to the right person.

Can You Send Money to an Inmate?

Inmates have commissary accounts where loved ones and friends can deposit money on the account for use by the inmate while incarcerated.

If you wish to send money to an inmate at the facility, you will need some information about the inmate, including their Florida DOC number and date of birth.

You can use a master card or visa card to deposit money into the inmate’s account; this is done through the facility’s website, where you have first to register before you can send any money over.

Phone Calls

Phone calls at the facility are also allowed. The facility provides several ways to make phone calls. An inmate can either pay for the phone call through some phone credit or make collect calls where the receiver picks up the tab.

Friends and loved ones of the inmate can deposit money for the inmate’s prepaid calls through the Maine department of corrections website into the inmate prepaid telephone account.


Before you visit an inmate at the facility, you will first have to get on the approved visitors’ list. This might require you to fill some forms to provide your background information before visiting.

You can visit the facility Thursday through Sunday between 8:30 am and 10:30 am and between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

For inmates housed in the general population, you can visit between 6:30 am and 8:30 pm Thursday through Sunday.

For all non-contact visits, you will have to call and arrange for the service. After getting approval, you can visit between 8:30 and 11:00 am and between 2 pm and 5 pm.

Polk Correctional Institution — General Information

Facility Name Polk Correctional Institution
Facility Type State Prison
Address 1001 Veazey Road, Butner, NC, 27509
Capacity 904
Facility Type Adult
City Butner
Postal Code 27509
State North Carolina
County Granville County
Official Website https://www.ncdps.gov/Adult-Corrections/Prisons/Prison-Facilities/Polk-Correctional-Institution

Visiting Hours

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.