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Updated on: September 9, 2020

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Woodson Wilderness Challenge houses over 48 adult inmates, and it is nestled in Swannanoa, North Carolina. It is a North Carolina state prison that is located at 741 Old US 70 Highway, Swannanoa, NC, 28778. The Woodson Wilderness Challenge is part of the North Carolina Department of Corrections.

Inmates at Woodson Wilderness Challenge who are eligible can participate in work details that offer labor support for the surrounding counties. Inmates at Woodson Wilderness Challenge are encouraged to participate in courses to learn to read, earn an adult basic education and get a GED.

Vocational skills taught at Woodson Wilderness Challenge include culinary arts, wastewater treatment, custodial and building maintenance, landscaping, auto repair, forklift operator, and basic computer courses.

Woodson Wilderness Challenge
Facility Name
Woodson Wilderness Challenge
Facility Type
State Prison
741 Old US 70 Highway, Swannanoa, NC, 28778
Postal Code
North Carolina
Buncombe County

Visitation Hours

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

Inmate Search

You can use the offender locator at the North Carolina Department of Corrections to find an inmate. It can be found here, and it is called the Inmate Locator.

You also should keep in mind that there are situations in which inmates are moved. If you do not have this information, you can locate an inmate using their seven-digit Offender ID #.

Sending a Mail

Inmates that are incarcerated in Woodson Wilderness Challenge can receive letters from anyone. However, the mail cannot contain jewelry and/or contraband. In addition, if a sticker is placed on either the envelope or letter, the mail will be completely rejected. This is certainly an aspect to consider before the mail or package is sent.

The inmate mailing address is as follows:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Woodson Wilderness Challenge

741 Old US 70 Highway, Swannanoa, NC, 28778

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Sending Money

Those who are housed in Woodson Wilderness Challenge must receive money through JPAY. This can be done in a variety of ways.

You can also deposit money over the phone by calling this number 828-686-9595 .

There is also an instant mail option available through JPAY, as well. Any correspondence might be rejected for mail modification (glitter, stickers, etc). Obscene language should not be used.

Phone Calls

Inmates at Woodson Wilderness Challenge can only make outgoing calls. Inmates must submit a list of phone numbers that will be approved by the facility. Inmates can also purchase phone minutes through commissary, as well.

GTL is the phone provider in order to speak on the phone with North Carolina prison state inmates. You can set up a prepaid account online.

Visiting Rules

There are set hours for inmate visitors at Woodson Wilderness Challenge, and it depends largely on whether you are placed in general population, protective custody, or maximum custody. The only days that are available for visiting are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Call the facility at 828-686-9595 to get more information.


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