Western Correctional Center for Women
Facility Mailing and Street Address: 55 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Offender Capacity: 366
Facility Type: Female - Minimum Custody
Western Correctional Center for Women houses female offenders in minimum custody.
Offenders can participate in a variety of educational and vocational programs including Adult Basic Education/ GED, computer skills, Focus On Freedom, horticulture, hospitality and veterinary care.
Programs and Activities
- Study release / Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
- Inside Out Program - Warren Wilson College
- Group studies
- Worship services
- Food services
- Janitorial services
- Canteen operators
- Laundry / Clothes house
- Adult Basic Education / GED
- Computer skills
- Focus on Freedom
- Hospitality (START)
- Money Smart
- Pathways to Employment
- Veterinary Tech/ Pet Care
- Working Smart
Western Correctional Center for Women (formerly Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women) opened on July 7, 2008. Women previously housed at Black Mountain Correctional Center for Women were transferred to the former Swannanoa Valley Juvenile Detention Center campus on that date.
Western CCW offender live in four renovated four dormitories: Greenwood, Frye, Sloop and Gilliat. Renovations on the vocation building provided offenders with an educational classroom and an operating greenhouse. Renovations to the Buchanan building accommodated the increasing offender population and offer more educational classrooms and a medical wing.
On Oct. 4, 2021, the facility's name was changed to Western Correctional Center for Women.