Nash Correctional Institution

Mailing Address: PO Box 600, Nashville, NC 27856
Street Address: 2869 US 64 Alt., Nashville NC 27856
Phone: 252-459-4455 
County: Nash
Offender capacity: 654
Facility type: Male - Medium Custody

Nash Correctional Institution houses adult male offenders in medium security environments.

Offenders can work in two Correction Enterprises industrial plants. The Nash Print Planting produces documents and publications for state and local government agencies. The Optical Plant manufactures eyeglasses for offenders, Medicaid patients and state employees.

The Field Minister Education Program at Nash CI is a partnership with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Joe Gibbs' Game Plan for Life organization educating inmates to be field ministers within the prison system.

Talena Lee


Programs and Activities

Correction Enterprises

  • Nash Print Plant
  • Nash Optical Plant


  • Field Minister Program
  • Adult Basic Education / GED
  • Career readiness
  • Computer basics
  • Computer applications
  • Electrical wiring
  • Graphic design

Work programs

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

Religious activities

  • Field Minister Program
  • Group studies
  • Worship services
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The Nash campus consists of 15 buildings, including medical facilities, vocational and recreational buildings, a gatehouse, dining hall, a chapel, a 20-cell segregation unit, and four 128-cell housing units.

The first prison at this site opened in 1938, a close custody facility known as Nash Prison Unit. In the early 1960s, Nash went through a series of changes, including conversion to a misdemeanor facility, a medium custody prison, and finally to a minimum custody unit. In 1970, it was renamed Nash Advancement Center and then renamed Nash Correctional Center in 1988. Nash Correctional Center became part of the newly built Nash Correctional Institution in 1992.

The old Nash Correctional Center facility is used for training and storage.