PO Box 11802
Winston-Salem, NC 27116

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Forsyth Correctional Center (Prison)

(Also known as “Cherry Street” or “Cherry Street Prison”)
The address for the prison is 307 Craft Drive, Winston Salem NC 27105

From Silas Creek Parkway:

Go North on Silas Creek Parkway follow the extension to the intersection of University and North Point Blvd.  Continue straight on North Point Blvd.  Take a right at the light at Cherry St.  Take the first left turn on Craft Dr.  Take the second left in front of the fence off Craft Dr. (1st turn is the DOT parking lot) and follow the drive until it dead ends (go past the white house on the right) and go into the right hand parking lot (look for a sign that says “off limits”).  Park next to the two story brick chapel.  Come to the parking lot level door, by the shed, under the overhang and press the button.  Speak into the intercom.  The intercom will ring at the Administrative Assistant’s office, and she will let you in.

From Downtown:

Go North on Cherry St. and continue past the Coliseum.  Just past the intersection on Polo Rd and North Cherry St., turn right onto Craft Dr.

From Polo Rd:

Follow Polo Rd. past Wake Forest University.  Turn Left at the light at the intersection of Cherry St. and Polo Rd. Turn right onto Craft Dr.

There is a sign, almost to the immediate left, showing 311 Craft Drive and the DOT yard.  Turn left there and follow the lane around by the DOT and to the right, as it comes in behind the prison.  Behind the “white” administration houses the Chapel is the brick building situated halfway inside the yard fence.  The door is beside the white storage shed in the parking lot.

Forsyth County Jail

The Jail is located in downtown Winston-Salem at 201 N. Church Street.

There is plenty of street parking:

  • On Second St. E. between N. Main St. and N. Chestnut St. (beside the jail)
  • On N. Church St. between Third St. E. and Second St. E. (front of the jail)
  • On N. Chestnut St. between Third St. E. and Second St. E. (back of the jail)

Additional Parking:  

  • Entrance on N. Chestnut St. between Third St. E. and Second St. E. (across from back of the jail)
  • Entrance on N. Chestnut St. between Second St. E. and E. First St. (in lower lot beside the jail)