Caldwell Correctional Center
Mailing and Street Address: 480 Pleasant Hill Road, Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone: (828) 726-2509
Offender capacity: 238
Facility type: Male - Minimum Custody. Reentry Facility
Caldwell Correctional Center in Hudson is a minimum security prison for adult males that provides work opportunities and reentry services.
The prison has a 40-bed single-cell segregation building for housing misdemeanants with serious felony charges pending and offenders in disciplinary segregation. Caldwell Community College works with the prison to provide vocational and academic classes.
Programs and Activities
- Adult Basic Education / GED
- Career Readiness
- BRIDGE program
- Food services
- Janitorial services
- Canteen operators
- Laundry / clotheshouse
Caldwell Correctional Center in Hudson is a minimum security prison for adult males built in 1938. A modular unit was installed at the prison that added space for another 46 offenders.
The prison has a 40-bed single-cell segregation building for housing misdemeanants with serious felony charges pending and offenders in disciplinary segregation.
Caldwell Community College works with the prison to provide vocational and academic classes. Offenders may take part in meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and the department's Drug Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment aftercare program. Some of the other programs provided at the facility include MAPP, Incentive Wage Positions, GED Classes, Substance Abuse Programs (AA, NA), Self-Help/Life, Character Education Enrichment, Reasoning and Rehabilitation, F.A.T.H.E.R. Accountability, Community Volunteer Program, Home Leave Program, Think Smart Program, Inmate Labor Contracts, Community Work Program, Litter Crew, Religious Life, Prison Fellowship, Chaplain Re-entry Life Planning, Formal Worship, Pastoral Counseling, Bible Studies.
Inmate work assignments at Caldwell include work release, community work squads, Department of Transportation road crews or unit assignments such as maintenance, janitors, groundskeepers or kitchen duties.
Caldwell CC was one of 61 field unit prisons renovated or built during the late 1930's to house offenders who worked building roads. Caldwell CC housed medium custody adult males in 1966 for one year and housed minimum custody male youth from 1977 to 1981. In the original prison, offenders were housed in a building that had two dormitories. A modular dormitory was added in 1978. Those housing units are still in use today.
Lawmakers provided two 50-bed dormitory additions as part of the $28.5 million Emergency Prison Facilities Development program authorized in 1987. In 1990, a modular unit was installed to house a dental office that provides care for Western region offenders. Another modular unit was added in 1997 for the prison's medical department.
In 1987, a 135-seat chapel was built. It was funded by donations from community churches and individuals.