Granville Correctional Institution

Mailing Address: Box 2500, Butner, NC 27509
Street Address: 1001 Veazey Road, Butner, NC 27509
Phone: 919-575-3070
County: Granville
Offender capacity: 904
Facility type: Male - Close Custody

Granville Correctional Institution houses close custody offenders in both single cells and dormitories.  The facility houses offenders assigned to various restrictive housing and control statuses and some pre-trial safekeepers. The prison's high-security unit houses the state's most violent and assaultive offenders.

The prison offers a wide variety of educational and vocational programs and is home to one of the prison system's four schools for young offenders.

Formerly known as Polk Correction Institution, the facility opened in 1997, replacing the former Polk Youth Institution on Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh, at the current site of the NC Museum of Art.

Programs and Activities

Special Populations

  • High Security Control Unit (HCON)
  • Restrictive Housing


  • Adult Basic Education / GED
  • Business Administration
  • Career Readiness
  • Carpentry/Light Construction
  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Commercial Drivers License Prep
  • Computer Basics/Keyboarding
  • Economic Literacy
  • Hospitality Industry Skills
  • Commercial/Residential Maintenance
  • UNC Correspondence Courses

Work programs

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

Religious activities

  • Group studies
  • Worship services