Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution

Mailing and Street Address: 600 Amity Park Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Phone: (828) 765-0229
Counties: Avery and Mitchell
Offender capacity: 816
Facility type: Male - Medium Custody

Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution is a medium security facility housing male offenders. It sits on a 100-acre tract of land at the Avery and Mitchell County line. The prison is designed with three dormitory-style units, supported by a central administration building and 40 segregation cells. 

Offender assignments include Department of Transportation, as well as the prison's kitchen, clothes house, maintenance and janitorial positions. Offenders participate in the educational and vocational training offered through Mayland Community College.

Bret Bullis

Warden bret.bullis@dac.nc.gov

Programs and Activities


  • Adult Basic Education / GED
  • Computer Applications
  • Horticulture
  • HVAC
  • Life Skills
  • Working Smart

Work programs

  • Laundry
  • Food services
  • Janitorial services
  • Barbers
  • Clerks
  • Canteen operators