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Western Youth Institution Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: May 1, 2020
Western Youth Institution
828-438-6037
5155 Western Avenue, Morganton, NC, 28655
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The Western Youth Institution is nestled in Morganton, North Carolina. The Western Youth Institution is a minimum and medium-security prison.

The Western Youth Institution is currently designed to house just around 785 male offenders.

The Western Youth Institution rehabilitates their inmates through their many programs. These programs include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Narcotics Anonymous

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Educational Programs

  • Vocational Programs

  • Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Some education and vocational programs consist of the following:

  • Print Shop

  • Maintenance

  • Metal Plant

  • Laundry

  • Welding

  • Painting

Western Youth Institution — General Information

Western Youth Institution, State Prison.
Juvenile, Capacity 785 persons.
5155 Western Avenue, Morganton, NC, 28655
http://www.doc.state.nc.us/DOP/prisons/western.htm
828-438-6037

Unlike other state facilities, the Western Youth Institution currently does not have their database full of inmates open to the public.

What does this mean for you trying to search for an offender?

Whether you are trying to locate or find more information about an inmate, you will need to contact the Western Youth Institution directly at the number provided. When contacting the Western Youth Institution, you will need to at least have the inmates full name and their date of birth handy.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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Mail is a great way to keep in contact with an offender while they are in the Western Youth Institution.

The offender is permitted to send and receive letters. All letters will be checked for contraband. If you do not follow the strict guidelines that the Western Youth Institution sets forth, your mail will not make it to the inmate it is addressed to and you may lose mail rights.

Sending Money

Just like nearly every other state facility, the Western Youth Institution uses JPay.

JPay is a great service that allows the inmate to receive their money immediately when a family or friend deposits it in their account. This will allow the inmate to use their money right when they get it rather than having to wait days before it is touchable.

Phone calls

You will not be permitted to contact an offender by via telephone nor will you be permitted to leave them a message. You will be required to wait for an offender to contact you via telephone.

Inmates will be permitted to use the phone. Typically, phones will be available during the daytime hours if the Western Youth Institution is not under a lockdown.

Calls will only be permitted to be 15-minutes in length.

Visitation

Visitors are more than welcome to visit an inmate at the Western Youth Institution during the select days.

However, before you can visit an inmate, you will be required to fill out the North Carolina Inmate Visitors Application. This application will need to be filled out, submitted, and approved, prior to you being permitted to come in and visit with an inmate.

Visits will be held on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between the hours of 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Visiting Hours

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Saturday:
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday:
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Holiday:

Directions

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