Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: July 16, 2022
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828-258-5888
741 Old US 70 Highway, Swannanoa, NC, 28778

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Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center is located in Swannanoa, North Carolina, and serves as one of Buncombe County’s intake and processing prisons. Inmates are held at Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center between one week and 90 days and during that time undergo intake, classification and any diagnosis needed to determine the best facility and security level to be housed in. Evaluation is based on mental and physical diagnosis, as well as family history.

At Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center there is a medium security facility that houses inmates that support the functioning of the larger reception. Other inmates assist with institutional maintenance and landscaping. There are several levels of security at Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center, including Levels I and III, as well as non-specific and restricted housing.

Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center Prison Information

Jail Name Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center
Jail Type State Prison
Authority: North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Location 741 Old US 70 Highway, Swannanoa, NC, 28778
Contact Numbers 828-258-5888
City Swannanoa
Postal Code 28778
State North Carolina
County Buncombe County

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Inmate Search

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety hosts an online inmate locator database as a service to those wishing to locate an inmate. It should not be relied upon for totally accurate information.

Inmates can be searched for using their inmate number, which yields the most accurate results. Alternatively, inmates can be located by their last name. For narrower results, enter the inmate’s first and/or middle name. For all names, partial spellings will yield results.

Sending a Mail/Package
Inmates can be sent mail by anyone, although all incoming letters will be opened and inspected for contraband. Contraband can include anything besides up to ten plain pieces of paper and up to ten 8x10 inch photos. Send mail to:

Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center, 741 Old US 70 Highway, Swannanoa, NC, 28778
(Include Inmate's Name and number as well as last known housing)

An inmate’s number can be found using the inmate locator or by calling the Public Information Officer of the Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center at 828-258-5888.

Inmates can be sent packages quarterly through third-party vendors. There are a variety of different companies to choose from, some specializing in items by category such as shoes, vitamins or music. Others offer more general options such as packaged foods, clothing, etc.

Sending a Mail

Inmates can be sent mail by anyone, although all incoming letters will be opened and inspected for contraband. Contraband can include anything besides up to ten plain pieces of paper and up to ten 8x10 inch photos. Send mail to:

Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center, 741 Old US 70 Highway, Swannanoa, NC, 28778
(Include Inmate's Name and number as well as last known housing)

An inmate’s number can be found using the inmate locator or by calling the Public Information Officer of the Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center at 828-258-5888.

Inmates can be sent packages quarterly through third-party vendors. There are a variety of different companies to choose from, some specializing in items by category such as shoes, vitamins or music. Others offer more general options such as packaged foods, clothing, etc

Sending Money

There are several ways to send money to an inmate. Because Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center is a transitional facility, be sure to confirm that the inmate is still housed there before sending funds. One can use a lock box, which has no service fee and is the best way to send a money order, cashiers check or personal check. Another option is an electronic funds transfer (EFT), which is a paid service but also is the fastest way to send money (1-3 days.) Three EFT companies are used: GTL, JPay, and Keefe.

Finally, one can mail checks or money orders up to $999.99 but it could take up to one month for the funds to reach the inmate. Mail checks to:

Inmate’s Name
Housing Unit
741 Old US 70 Highway, Swannanoa, NC, 28778

Include the inmate’s name and number on the check. Also include the sender’s name and address on the face of the check or money order.

Phone Calls

While no one can call an inmate on the telephone, inmates can make outgoing phone calls. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety utilizes the GTL system for phone calls, which allows family and friends to create prepaid accounts from which funds for the call will be taken for any received call. Inmates must have money to place a call. Calls are monitored.

Visiting Rules

Adult visitors must apply before visiting an inmate. Applications can be sent from the inmate to you. They will contain a questionnaire, which should be completed fully. Once you are approved, the inmate will be notified and they should notify you. Applications should be mailed back to the sergeant or lieutenant at:

Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center, 741 Old US 70 Highway, Swannanoa, NC, 28778

Most inmates have visitation rights, although there are different types of visits. Some are contact where the inmate can be with visitors in person. Others might be non-contact with a partition between people.

Call Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center administration at 828-258-5888 to get more information.

Visitation Hours

Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Holiday

How Often Can I Visit?

Frequency of visits depends on an inmate’s security level, institution and behavior, among other factors. Since inmates are not usually held at Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center for very long, check with the facility for more specific information on how often you can visit. Check with your inmate’s specific institution for more information.

Directions

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