Brown Creek Correctional Institution

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Brown Creek Correctional Institution
Location248 Prison Camp Road
Polkton, North Carolina
Statusopen
Security classmedium/minimum
Capacity1204
OpenedJuly 1993
Managed byNorth Carolina Department of Correction

Brown Creek Correctional Institution is a state men's prison in Polkton, North Carolina, first opened in July 1993 and operated by the North Carolina Department of Correction.

Its official capacity is 1,204 inmates, one of the eight largest prisons in the state. From its opening through 2008, all prisoners were held in medium security; in December 2009, the facility was merged with the former Anson Correctional Center, which brought another three hundred Minimum Custody inmates.[1]

As of May 2016, state corrections officials announced a further consolidation. The Brown Creek facility is to be merged with the adjacent Lanesboro Correctional Institution, resulting in a Minimum Custody prison. The move is meant to address staffing challenges and the "checkered pasts" of both facilities.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brown Creek Correctional Institution". North Carolina DPS. Archived from the original on 2016-06-30. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  2. ^ Off, Gavin (20 May 2016). "North Carolina merges 2 Anson County prisons". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 1 July 2016.

Coordinates: 34°59′08″N 80°11′01″W / 34.985653°N 80.183634°W / 34.985653; -80.183634