Prisoners sentenced in Buncombe county are generally sent to Asheville Corrections Department in the city of Asheville, The address of record for Asheville Corrections Department is 60 Court Plz. This is located in Asheville, NC, 28801-3519, a city in Buncombe. Always call the jail to verify that an inmate is at that location and can receive visitors before traveling.
Inmates need contact with their friends and family on the outside. But Jails and Prisons don't make this easy. Some charge inmates up to $14 a minute just to make a long-distance phone call. Fortunately, you can get a local number your inmate can call that will ring your phone and/or those of other family and friends no matter where they live. An inmate can then make their calls using the local number rate while talking to friends and family long distance. This service is provided by Securtel at [Link to Secrutel]. To send mail to an inmate, go to send postcards. Call your inmate to get details about mail, visitation and approved prison call times. Each type of facility in NC will have its own rules. Your loved one will generally always know the rules for that facility.
Prison is expensive. Phone calls are the most costly, especially without a local number, But also items an inmate needs like soap, envelopes and stamps will all cost money. So the first thing to do is ensure phone calls are economical so you can discuss a budget.
It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about Asheville Corrections Department with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.
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