The Western Youth Institute in Burke County serves the city of Morganton and other smaller towns in Burke. The address of record for Western Youth Institute is 5155 Western Ave. This is located in Morganton, NC, 28655-9696, a city in Burke. Always call the jail to verify that an inmate is at that location and can receive visitors before traveling.
Maintaining contact with friends and family is important for the health and wellbeing of both inmates and their family. Sadly, many prisons don't make this easy. Phone charges of up to $14 a minute for long distance calls create financial burdens on inmate families who must pay for these calls. Thankfully services from Securtel help avoid these additional charges by creating a local phone number an inmate can call that will connect to any long-distance number. By eliminating the long-distance surcharge, inmates can talk to friends and family at the local rate no matter where they might live. You can set this up with Securtel.coml at inmate calls. To send mail to an inmate you can visit send postcards. Talk with your inmate to learn about the permitted hours for phone calls, rules for sending mail and days and times for visitation, Facilities in NC all have different rules that you'll be required to follow.
Everything in prison costs money. Soap, toothpaste, phone calls and stamps and envelopes must all be purchased at the commissary. Step one is to get set up with phone service so you can communicate. Then you can learn what an inmate needs and how to properly send it.
It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about Western Youth Institute with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.
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