Western Youth Institution Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: November 6, 2021
5155 Western Avenue, Morganton, NC, 28655

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North Carolina Women’s Prison is located in Morganton, North Carolina. North Carolina Women’s Prison is a 194-bed secure facility with approximately 200 female felony inmates daily. North Carolina Women’s Prison is a high-security prison. Inmates serving their time at this prison typically spend more than one year here. There are single cells and double cells located in this particular prison.

Jennie Hansen is the current Warden of the North Carolina Women’s Prison. Western Youth Institution has a staff of about 92, including 20 contract personnel.

The North Carolina Women’s Prison provides an environment that is designed to improve outcomes for women’s recovery and reentry into North Carolina communities, by emphasizing personal accountability, public safety, and justice for crime victims.

Every inmate housed at North Carolina Women’s Prison has the opportunity to get the services they need. Treatment planning is such an important part of North Carolina Women’s Prison.

The state-run prison’s operation utilizes a recovery/reentry model as part of the process for preparing women for re-entry into their communities. Programs that are available to the women are medical and dental services, mental health, chemical dependency, educational, work and parenting.

The programs offered by North Carolina Women’s Prison are enhanced by community partnerships and the large number of volunteers who bring in in faith-based, physical well being/prevention, substance abuse treatment and education, healthy relationships, cognitive/behavioral strategies and life skills, creative arts programming, and victim awareness programs and activities.

More than 90 percent of all inmates at the Women’s Prison are involved in educational, vocational and recovery/reentry programmings.

The prison strives to promote child-parent bonding and development of parenting skills in preparation for family reunification. Special family “Kids’ Day” events occur once a month under the supervision of parenting staff to promote positive relationships.

The prison’s educational programs include classes to obtain high school-equivalency diplomas, college preparation classes, and classes to prepare inmates for various jobs. One of the more unique programs offered at Western Youth Institution is “Prison Paws” which is a dog training program.



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Western Youth Institution
5155 Western Avenue, Morganton, NC, 28655

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Jail Name Western Youth Institution
Jail Type State Prison
State North Carolina
County Burke County
Web Page website
Address 5155 Western Avenue, Morganton, NC, 28655
City Morganton
Zip 28655
Phone 828-438-6037


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